Celebrated athlete, world winner in women’s 3000 m steeplechase, Dorcus Inzikuru is on her bended knees as she pleads with President Museveni to intervene since her home is under threat from the Arua city officials. This may leave her homeless and back to the streets.
The home in question was awarded to Dorcus Inzikuru after she broke Uganda’s long spell when she won a gold medal for the country in the Women’s 3000m steeplechase in 2005. During an interview with a local television station, the athlete disclosed that the reason as to why she may lose her gift and one of her accomplishments from her active days is because the now Arua city is undergoing remolding to match up to it’s current city status.
“I was only given a letter of occupation and now authorities said that the new city re-planned structures cut through my plot for the access road” a frustrated Inzikuru told media. She additionally made a reminder to President Museveni about his pledge to get for her a car which he has not fulfilled even after a decade. She hopes to get the car and also to save her house from being cramped down.
However, it is not the first time a sports personnel is quickly forgotten for their stated attributed successes as even the John Akii Bua stadium that was put up to honor Uganda’s first ever two time gold medalist is in a sorry state yet it was initially put up to nurture young talent.