Uganda's Yoweri Museveni 'bans' sports betting

Football fans place their bets at a gambling centre. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Uganda Finance minister says the directive was issued because gambling has had a negative impact on the country's youth who prefer the allure of easy gains instead of hard work.
  • The Ministry of Finance's spokesman, Mr Jim Mugunga, said he was not aware of the directive but added that since it was communicated by a minister, he cannot doubt it.

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