During the Presidential campaigns, Rt. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye pledged to introduce water sports in Kalangala district as sports is the missing ingredient on the island.
Water sports boost the district’s tourism potential as it is the kind of advertising that you cannot buy, sports and development are inextricably linked as the sports acts as a magnet, pulling finance to the islands to bring about benefits that are more than just tourism.
On the visit to the Islands, Rt. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye said, “there are several water sporting activities that the people of Kalangala and Ugandans at large can participate in at a professional level just like our long distance runners like Stephen Kiprotich have done. These are sports activities that FDC will support”.
“Therefore as a political party, we welcome the new development from Buganda Kingdom Official on the revival of water sports in Buganda as it was one of our manifesto pledges to the people and it symbolises broader economic and cultural resurgence for Buganda,” FDC digital team said in a statement.