Three Ugandan athletes who won medals at the just concluded Tokyo Olympic Games have been rewarded with cars and a monthly stipend.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday awarded its athletes luxurious vehicles, houses, and monthly stipend following their successful performance in the just concluded.
Museveni ordered the full implementation of his earlier directive to gift Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists at the continental or international level a monthly salary of $1,415, $845, and $280 respectively.
Museveni further promised to build a house for each Gold medalist and all of the medalist’s cash rewards.
He also promised to build a house for the parents of each Gold medalist.
He further donated three brand new vehicles to three medalists namely; Joshua Cheptegei who clinched the Gold medal in the Men’s 5,000 meters, Stella Chesang, Peruth Chemutai who won a Gold medal in the women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase, and Jacob Kiplimo who won Bronze in Men’s 10,000 meters.
On behalf of the athletes, Cheptegei thanked Museveni, the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni, and the people of Uganda for their support.
Uganda sent athletes in field and track events, boxing, rowing, and swimming at the Tokyo Olympics