Uganda’s President Museveni participated in a charity match together with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that was held at Mandela National Stadium, Kampala. The charity match for war victims was organized by the Uganda Victims Foundation and the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET).
The two men played for about 10 minutes with President Museveni’s team winning 1-0. In his remarks, President Museveni mentioned that they were expressing solidarity with the war victims. He promised that impunity will not be tolerated. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon called for the strengthening of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to live in peace and harmony.
on why this game was organized, the football victims day website
The game will be a unique opportunity for world leaders and ICC Member State Delegates to spend some time with victims, before talking about victims at the Review Conference, as well giving a chance for victims to interact with delegates in an activity which they truly can own and can be proud of.
Football is the most loved sport in Uganda, played by everybody allover the country. Children make balls from local banana fibres or used plastic sheets to make big bouncy balls which the whole village can play with. That is why, it always picked as probably the most unifying game that can bring peoples of different tribes, languages and culture together.
“All are equal in the eyes of the referee, All are equal in the eyes of the Law.”
As the review of the ICC review conference opens in Kampala today, the onus is on the delegates to make the right decisions to end war and bring criminals to justice.