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Its #iaafkampala2017 ready online

Its #iaafkampala2017 ready online

The Local organising committee on Tuesday unveiled the official communication tools that will be used for interaction and access to information about the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017.

The official website, together with the official social media accounts that include twitter, Facebook and Instagram @iaafkampala2017, where unveiled to the world.

“We are hosting an international event and we would like to interact with the world. Cross country is a sport about unity and involves that interaction of all stakeholders from the runners, the organisers and the fans to make it memorable. We want to have a great atmosphere at Kololo independence grounds and the only way we can have it is by involving all the stakeholders  to be part of the event,,” said  the  chairman Local Organising Committee Charles Bakkabulindi at the unveiling of the communication tools. Bakkabulindi is also the state sports minister.

Bakkabulindi also added that the event has an official hash tag #iaafkampala2017 which is currently trending.

“We are requesting all the people out there to use this hash tag for easier communication and interaction. This is a people’s cross country and we believe that the conversation on the different platforms will show the warmth of Uganda’s hospitality,” said Bakkabulindi.

Head of media for the event Norman Katende said that the website was designed to give all the visitors the required information about the event and other activities that come alongside hosting such events.

“It is a full package for the athletes, journalists, managers, coaches and fans. It gives detailed programmes, required team and media manuals, information about Kampala and all activities lined up. We also have a team of motivated people in the background ready to answer and help people who are in need of information about the World Cross Country as we make the event a memorable one,” said Katende.