GOVERNMENT NOT BANNING SPORTS BETTING - MATIA KASAIJA
Government is not banning betting business but it only intends to kick out foreigners in the operation of betting businesses in the country.
The Finance, Planning and Economics Development Minister, Matia Kasaija clarified this during the dissemination of a report by the Equal Opportunities Commission on the Compliance of the National Budget Framework Paper and Sector Budget Framework Papers with Gender and Equity Requirements in Kampala.
He explained that government will stop issuing sports betting licenses to foreign owned companies at the end of 2019.
His remarks come days after the Finance State Minister, David Bahati said government had banned sports betting and gambling because it was distracting youths from productive work.
However, Kasaija says that they have decided to stop licensing foreign companies so that Ugandans can benefit from the sector.