The Grand Opening of the FICTS Festival in Uganda

12 Sep 2023

The TAL Cottages Hotel Kampala, the 17th edition of the Kampala FICTS fest  has been declared open in grand style by  the The Chairman Special Returnees Association SRA – Mr. Victor Musinguzi Bagowabo.

At the Opening Ceremony graced by Mr. Victor Musinguzi Bagowabo, news of more than 50 Entries from all corners of the World and 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 Prof. Ascani appreciation  to FICTS Uganda who for 18 years – have made the Kampala International FICTS Festival a success and a tradition under the slogan: “one image is worth more than a thousand words”!

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 16 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 to compete with the best in the World. 

In his Speech the chief guest Mr. Victor Musinguzi Bagowabo, 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 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.

Another notable present was:

  1. The Chairman Local Council 1 Kajjansi & Broadcaster – Mr. Kisakye Sam commonly known as Big Sam
  2. The Former Captain Tooro United FC & Arua Hills FC – Mr. Mikon Kawooya.