Uganda’s Museveni bans sports betting nationwide

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has ordered his government not to issue or renew licences for sports betting firms, the country’s Finance minister David Bahati has said.

Mr Bahati said President Museveni issued the directive because of the negative impact the betting craze was having on young an productive youths in the country.

“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 onward, no new companies are going to be licensed. Those which are already registered, no renewal of licences when they expire,” Bahati said on Sunday.