Olympics Kenya acting Secretary-General Francis Mutuku, who has been elected Secretary-General of the Executive Board of Association of ANOCA Zone V during elections held in Entebbe, Kampala, on May 1, 2021. [The Standard Sports]

Olympics Kenya acting Secretary General, Francis Mutuku, has today been elected as Secretary General of the Executive Board of Association of the Association of National Olympic Committees – Zone V (ANOCA Zone V).

Mutuku was elected unopposed being the only nominee to the position, at the elections that were held today during the ANOCA Zone V AGM in Entebbe, Uganda.

ANOCA Zone V is an umbrella organisation of eleven (11) National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the region; Kenya, Egypt, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi.

Ethiopia’s Ashebir Woldegiorgis Gayo of Ethiopia was been elected as President with Sudan’s Hussam Khojaly elected the Vice President. Tong Deran of South Sudan is the new Treasurer General.

Other positions filled were of Committee Members. IOC Members in these countries are automatic members of the Executive Board, which included Olympics Kenya President Paul Tergat.

Officials during elections held in Entebbe, Kampala, on May 1, 2021. [The Standard Sports]

Commenting on his re-election, Mutuku said: “This is a great opportunity to serve in the regional body. We will get straight into setting structural foundations, establishing commissions and creating collaboration within countries with athletes focused programmes.

“This collaboration will see us tap into comparative advantages of each country. We can only be stronger together, therefore together we need to increase activities within the region.”

“We will also strategise on ways to support and implement Agenda 2020 + 5 in the region,” Mutuku said. 

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