Kampala, Uganda, 7th January 2021. Former Uganda Volleyball Federation Technical Director, Eddie Okila has announced his intention to contest for the Presidency.
This will be the 3rd attempt by Okila at the Federation’s top office.
‘I am announcing today my candidacy for the Presidency of the Uganda Volleyball Federation – UVF. The UVF has the mission to govern and manage in Uganda, all forms of Volleyball (including Beach Volleyball and Park Volleyball) through professional planning and world-class organisation, marketing and promotional activities; it aims to develop Volleyball as a major entertainment sport in the country.
Since 1996, I have been in and around volleyball, serving and also observing.
It is with this image that I begin this campaign for UVF President 2021-2024.’ Okila’s pronouncement read in parts.
In 2013, the Beach Volleyball Promoter contested against then incumbent, Sadik Nasiwu and lost.
He returned in 2017 to contest against a new crop of contestants; he came third behind Joseph Odong and the eventual winner Hadija Namanda.
Uganda volleyball elections are set for 31st January at the Uganda Olympic Committee offices in Lugogo.
Okila now joins former Federation President, Sadik Nasiwu and incumbent Hadija Namanda for a quest to lead Volleyball in the next four years.
Elective positions of UVF office bearers are as follows:
1. The President
2. 1st Vice President
3. 2nd Vice President
4. General Secretary
5. Assistant General Secretary
7. Club Representative (3)
8. District Associations Representatives (3)
The entire current Executive are legible to contest as the Uganda Volleyball Federation constitution has no term limit.
Current UVF Executive (Elected)
President: Hadija Namanda
First Vice president: Isima Bagaga
Second Vice President: Patricia Ahumuza
General Secretary: Cornelius Engwenyu
Assistant General Secretary: Eunice Nuwabigaba
Treasurer: Adam Mugisha
District Association Representative North: Innocent Komakech
District Association Representative East: Patrick Okore
District Association Representative West: Innocent Bigira
Premier Club Representative: Andrew Okapis