On meeting the Uganda team at state house, President Museveni pledged to build houses for the athletes that won Gold medals at the common wealth games.
Museveni together with the first lady Janet were welcoming the team from the common wealth games.
Uganda had only two athletes who won gold at the games i.e, Joshua Cheptegei who won two gold medals and Stella Chesang. Mercyline Chelangat won bronze in the games.
Museveni said : “ I made a promise that whoever wins a gold medal at an international or continental competition would get a monthly salary of Shs5 million, a silver Shs3 million and Shs1 million for bronze.
Museveni also promised to discuss the issue of taxes on sports equipment. However he said that we must work towards manufacturing these equipment in Uganda.
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