As the 14th Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Tournament begins to wind down In Addis Ababa, this http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-6d53dbdddcd20d52ccae7caa5df480c5.php Ethiopia, http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/select.php Parliaments in the region are to put aside their debating skills on the floor of the respective Houses, http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/shortcodes/audio.php swapping such with sporting skills as the 6th Inter- Parliamentary Games kick off in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Games which take place from December 4 -11, 2015 shall feature football, netball, athletics and tug-of-war.
Volleyball and golf have also been introduced. Immediately after the official opening, athletics and tug of war shall be held.
The Parliaments have been going through rigorous practice of the same according to a spot-check done by the EALA Public Relations Office.
According to the PR Office, a number of delegations are expected to arrive today in readiness for the tournament.
Amahoro Stadium shall be used for athletics, tug of war, volleyball and netball while Kigali Regional Stadium in Nyamirambo will host soccer.
In soccer, four time champions, Uganda will be hoping to keep the tempo and are expected to face stiff competition from the rest of the teams.
Uganda takes on EALA in the first match on December 5th, 2015 in Group A before Parliament of Kenya face off with the Parliament of Rwanda in Group B Match at the Nyamirambo Stadium.
In Netball, Parliament of Uganda, EALA and Parliament of Tanzania will again be gunning for the honours. In the first game, EALA will take on Parliament of Uganda on Saturday morning before Parliament of Kenya and Parliament of Rwanda take the field.
Last year, the netball game was called off following multiple petitions lodged by the teams against tight deadline as the competition drew to the end.
Athletics is also expected to attract attention with the following track and field events for both men and women; 100 metres, 400 metres, 1500 metres, and 200 metres.
Other events include the 800 metres and the relays. Volleyball and golf disciplines, are the new additions to the Inter-Parliamentary games this year.
EALA mooted the idea of the Inter-Parliamentary Games tournament in the Year 2009. The games were institutionalized as an annual activity of the EALA and the National Assemblies.
At the same time, the games were initiated to enhance interaction with the citizenry of the Partner States and as a mode of sensitization and popularization of the Integration process.
Under the arrangement, EALA coordinates the tournament while the hosting National Assembly/Parliament organizes and offers other logistical support to ensure a successful tournament.
The EAC Inter-Parliamentary Games tournament is a key aspect of building relations between the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the National Assemblies in the EAC region in line with Article 49 (2) (a) of the Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community.
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Majwega has been off action since July following a row between him and Azam.
Recent photos of the Cranes winger dressed in Simba shirts have been published and circulated in the social media.
Azam information officer Mr. Jaffer confirmed to Tanzania media on Tuesday that the club was still locked in transfer negotiations with Simba but was not in position to clarify the matter further.
“It is true that Simba officials have inquired availability of Majwega. We have had discussions over a potential transfer, but the deal is far from being finalized,” Idd was quoted.