Sport betting has been banned in Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni claimed the sports activity diverted the youth from doing real work. Mr. David Bahati, Minister of State for Finance in charge of planning also announced current operating betting companies will have their licenses cancelled.

“We have received a directive from President Museveni to stop licensing sports betting, gaming and gambling companies. The President has now directed the board which has been regulating them…. From now onwards, no new companies are going to be licensed. Those which are already registered, no renewal of licenses when they expire,” Mr Bahati told a church congregation at Rugarama Hill in Kabale Town yesterday.