The table standings at the East African Community Inter Parliamentary Games taking place in Burundi capital Bujumbura, indicate that Uganda parliament is doing well.
Parliament of Uganda started strong beating Tanzania in both football and netball on the first day of the Games.
Uganda beat Tanzania 34 -16 in netball and 2 – 1 in football. The double victory makes Uganda the first team to win two games.
The netball team Manager, Hon. Jalia Bintu Lukumu (NRM, Masindi district) attributed the win to proper training in Uganda.
“We had good training from facilitators in Uganda; and the training games carried out between local teams and our team made us fully prepared,” she said.
She thanked fellow MPs and staff for putting up a formidable fight that made them emerge winners in their first game.
The football captain, Hon Allan Ssewanyana (DP, Makindye West), thanked their coaches for the strategies and good team selection that saw them beat their biggest rivals in football.
In volleyball, however, Uganda lost to Tanzania 3 – 1.
Hon Abbas Agaba (NRM, Kitagwenda) blamed their loss to poor coordination among players. He promised to make it right in order to stay in the competition.
Parliament of Uganda is defending champions, having won the competitions in Dare-slam, Tanzania.
On Monday, in the 3rd set of the ladies volleyball, Uganda led Tanzania by two sets to one.
Uganda, however, lost to Kenya in the men’s volleyball with 3 sets to nil.
It is now leading both the female volleyball and netball table standings.