By Daniel Lutaaya
The Uganda Skating Federation has today announced a total and unconditional ban on all forms of street skating.
The Federation which overseas skating activities also revealed new policies adopted in a bid to streamline how the sport is portrayed to the public.
Moses Ddungu, the President of the Uganda Skating Federation while speaking to the press on Friday revealed new policies being adopted with immediate effect;
“Our skaters are being killed by trucks on the street and these are young people so we have come out with all the stake holders like NCS (National Council for sports) and KCCA to regulate this”
The Federation of Uganda Roll Ball Association president also agreed with Dungu further revealing that skaters have for long been manipulated by corporate bodies using their services without proper health insurance safety measures;
“For anyone wishing to take part in skating, they need to find a certified club and start skating. Many people do not know what to do after learning how to skate, after skating you can use this to start a career and even represent the country, we have a roll ball world cup in November and are in preparations for that.”
The new Uganda skating Federation policies;
- Any skating function or advertisement drive should have written notice and clearance from the federation
- There should always be an agreed contract between the skating group, club and the company or organization which required skaters to do for them a particular job on the road will be presented to the USF before a clearance letter is given out.
- Every recognized skating club or group should always carry their club or group identifications and club uniforms for easy identifications.
- Any club willing to participate in street skating should always seek police and KCCA approval.
- Age of skaters should be considered first in doing advertising jobs. Clubs are advised to use skaters who are above 18 years of age with consent letters from parents/ guardians.
- Skating on the street is totally prohibited unless cleared by the authorities.
- All skating clubs and individuals should have genuine certificates issued by UISF.
- All skating trainers must register with the Federation.
- All clubs or groups should participate in activities organized by the Uganda skating federation.