Dr Donald Rukare is the newly appointed National Council of Sports [NCS] Board Chairman.
Dr Rukare was announced Friday 14th February 2020 by the State Minister of Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua at the NCS headquarters, Lugogo in Kampala.
He replaces the long serving Bosco Onyik.
He was the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Secretary General and President Uganda Swimming Federation.
The new Board 2020-22 led by Dr. Rukare oncludes: Dr. Galiwango George, Mr. Stephen Asimwe, Mr. Paul Luswata, Mark Ssali, Ms. Cecilia Anyakoit, Mrs. Agatha Namirembe, Mr. Zubair Galiwango, Mr. Andrew Otengo, Ms. Grace Abalo and Ms. Evelyne Gloria.
Speaking at the event, minister Obua said: “I am the newest family member of the education and sports family.”
National Council of Sports (NCS) is a statutory organ whose establishment, status and powers are enshrined under The NCS Act of 1964, to among other things; Develop, Promote and Control sports activities in Uganda on behalf of Government, under the Ministry of Education and Sports.
The NCS which is linked to the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) and other relevant sports organizations serves as an apex organization that coordinates all sports activities in the country, in conjunction with National Sports Associations/Federations.