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Plascon boosts She Cranes Commonwealth Games camp with 70M

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Kansai Plascon Uganda continued its praiseworthy surge in sports investment with the National Netball Federation national side, She Cranes as the latest beneficiary.

The paint company announced a sponsorship package to aid in the preparation for the Commonwealth Games and other activities this year worth Seventy million shillings yesterday at the netball offices in Old Kampala.

Addressing the press, the Plascon Managing Director Santosh Gumte noted that unlike other sponsorships, the partnership with Netball is a platform to specifically empower women in sports.

“We understand that there are other aspects that need to fall in place such as structures to ensure a consistent conveyor belt of talent coming through and breaking social barriers that may still be reluctant to embrace the girl child taking on a career in sports, but we must start somewhere,” said Mr. Gumte.

The Netball Federation President, Hon. Babirye Sarah Kityo noted that gender equality is a major development indicator in any country today but also acknowledged that women everywhere, specifically in sports, need to stand up to be counted.

She added that to attract a sponsor of the calibre of Plascon there had to be tangible results to show first and a clear strategic course of action on how to beat previous results and achieve higher goals.

“We are all familiar with the adage that; ‘He that educates a woman educates a village’. That saying rings true in sports as well. The skills imparted are not limited to sports. They are in fact life lessons,” Hon. Babirye noted.

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