Minister Ogwang decorating winners

NEWS– The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Anita Annet Among has hailed the late Dr. Aporu Okol for his great role in sports development in the country.

In speech delivered by the Minister of State for Sports, Peter Ogwang during this year’s 30th edition of Dr. Aporu Okol memorial volleyball tournament at Kumi Booma grounds on Sunday, Among praised the late Dr. Aporu Okol for being an indispensable volleyball attacker.

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According to the Speaker, the late was also a great blocker, an excellent court cover and a player with great service and reception.

“In addition to being an excellent sportsman, Dr. Aporu was an outstanding Civil Servant and a Politician, rising from a Local Government Veterinary Officer, to a position of a Deputy Minister of Animal Industry and Fisheries in 1986” she said.

Adding that “Therefore we have the onus to keep alive the legacy of such a legendary, through this tournament and exemplary leadership, aspects that he considered dear as he lived”.

Minister Ogwang decorating winners

Among said, the 11th Parliament is committed and determined to support the Sports sector through allocation of adequate funds and appropriate legislations to ensure growth of the Sector.

“This commitment has already been demonstrated in the successful Bidding of the AFCON 2027 and allocating resources towards construction of sports facilities like stadia. We commit to continuously increase the budgetary allocations to Sports sector and reach out to the sports fraternity”, Anita said.

Minister Ogwang inspecting participants

Minister Peter Ogwang urged organizers of Late Dr. Aporu Okol to make the tournament attractive competitive nationally.

Ogwang said, the benefits of this tournament are not limited to economic growth of Kurni district only but they also extend to talent development across the country.

“On behalf of Gov’t we would like to appreciate Hon Amongin Aporu for keeping the legacy of Late Dr. Aporu Okol”, Ogwang said.

Minister Ogwang inspecting participants