The 15th edition of the “Kampala International FICTS Festival” started with the declaration, in grand style, by the Manager TAL Cottages Hotel – Mr. Mohammed Juuko as well as by a message from FICTS President Prof. Franco Ascani about congratulating “Ambassadors” of the sports values of excellence in the name of universality, friendship, brotherhood, solidarity, fair play and ethics, was shared. The message also indicated that Prof. Ascani lauded FICTS Uganda for braving to organize the Festival when the world is still confronted by the ill health emergency of the Covid 19 pandemic. More than More than 50 movies from all corners of the World have submitted to the Festival.
In his address to members in attendance the President FICTS Uganda, Dr. Dean Kibirige, pledged to maintain and to grow the Festival, the late Andrew Patrick Luwandagga started 14 years ago, to greater heights. He also informed the media participants in attendance that there was need for deep research, patience and determination when making sports production in order match the best in the World.
In his Speech the chief guest Mr. Mohammed Juuko, lauded FICTS Uganda for sustaining and organizing the Kampala FICTS fest, even after the demise of its founder the legendary broadcaster Andrew Patrick Luwandagga. Another notable present was Kyagaba Hudson the Vice Chairman Uganda Mweso Association.
He lauded the “Mweso” Team for developing one of the most popular indigenous pebble sports disciplines in Uganda. He urged Producers, Directors and participants present not to relax but should continue doing their best, in order for the public to get the best. He further added that they Sports Technical persons are using the sports footage producers capture during events for technical analysis and evaluation.