It’s started the 13th edition of the “Kampala International FICTS Festival” opened in grand style by the President Uganda Volleyball Federation Ms. Hadijah Namanda.
At the “Opening Ceremony” – held at TAL Cottages – graced by Ms. Hadijah Namanda, news of more than 25 Entries from 13 Countries and a message from FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani about Sport being an instrument of Social Change, attracted the attention of media participants in attendance.
In his address to members in attendance the president FICTS Uganda, Mr. Dean Kibirige, pledged to maintain and to grow the festival , the late Andrew Patrick Luwandagga started 12 years ago, to greater heights . He also informed the media participants in attendance that there was need for perfection when making sports production in order match the best in the future.
FICTS Uganda President Dr Dean Kibirige
In her the chief guest Ms. Hadijah Namanda David, lauded FICTS Uganda for sustaining and organizing the Kampala FICTS fest, even after the demise of its founder the legendary broadcaster Andrew Patrick Luwandagga. He also urged the media participants not to forget, that Sport and Journalism where “Symbiotic” (meaning that one cannot exist without the other)…and on that note he reminded the media to keep doing the good job of producing stunning Cinema & TV works, which act as an evaluation tool to athletes and other concerned stake holders.
In his final remarks he pledged that National Council of Sports will maintain its Support and patronage for FICTS Uganda for many years to come in the future.
Others notables present were: The Head of Mass Communication Department Secretary General Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) Ms. Hadijah Namanda.