Soroti Golf Club Gets Board of Trustees After 58 Years

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He says Soroti Golf Club has not had a board of trustees for over 40 years since the previous board members who were mainly whites left the country.

Soroti Golf Club has got a new board of trustees after 58 years in an attempt to revive the sport. Soroti Golf club is located in Western division in Soroti Municipality. The new board which is chaired by George Michael Egunyu, the Soroti LC V chairperson was inaugurated on Wednesday at Space net Guest house in Soroti Municipality.

Other members are Rtd Col William Omaria lo Arapaim, Anna Mercy Apio and George Egadu, Benson Ekuwee Ocen. Raymond Ekadu, the president Soroti Golf Club told URN that, the last board of trustees was appointed in 1956. He says Soroti Golf Club has not had a board of trustees for over 40 years since the previous board members who were mainly whites left the country.

Shortly after his inauguration, Egunyu called upon members to own Soroti Golf Club and develop it. He says his board will focus on four areas, which will include encroachment on the golf course land, renovating the club house, fundraising and securing a land title for their property. Egunyu announced plans to hold a fundraising drive in February at Kampala Golf club to raise money to develop Soroti golf club.

Col William Omaria describes his appointment as a member on the board of trustee of Soroti Golf Club as a blessing saying he grew up watching whites play golf at the club. He says as a result, he admired the sport and was among the first Africans in Soroti to embrace Golf. Omaria also disclosed that he saved the golf club land from being given away when he processed its first land title. 

 

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Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.