Nakivubo Stadium Construction On Course- Hamis Kiggundu

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Construction of the new state of the art Nakivubo Stadium is on course and is expected to be completed before the end of next year.

This has been revealed by city tycoon Hamis Kiggundu the director Ham Enterprises Limitted which was contracted to carry out reconstruction works on the stadium.

Speaking to journalists at the site in down town Kampala yesterday, Kiggundu said although the construction works were halted during the COVID-19 lockdown, they are now moving swifly to ensure that before the end of next year, something substantial will have been developed.

“The COVID-19 lock down didn’t spare us. We were forced to suspend the construction works but we have now resumed with a lot of energy. Over 800 workers have been deployed here and we are working to ensure that the stadium is complete in the shortest time possible” said Kiggundu

He said the stadium is being constructed with utmost care to avoid any challenges after its completion.

” This is not an ordinary building, we are constructing a massive structure and so we are extra careful on whatever stage we reach cause we want to ensure quality work” Kiggundu told Journalists.

He said over 49 million dollars (about 187 billion shillings) has been invested in this project.

The artistic Impression of the new Nakivubo Stadium

The construction of the 35,000-seater multi-discipline which started in 2017 was initially planned to be completed this year (2020).

However, Aine Agaba the project manager early this year revealed that there was a delay resulting from bouts of litigation and a foundation that had to be raised from a wetland in last year’s long rainy season.

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Once completed, the stadium whose construction works are being spearheaded by Roko Construction Company will provide modern grounds for foot ball, athletic tracks, net ball, basket ball, volley ball and other indoor games.

It will also have offices for rent, hotels, conference facilities, board rooms, sports souvenir shops and shopping malls among other facilities.

Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium (full name) was established 54 years ago under the NWMS Trust Act, 1963 with a board of trustees appointed by the former sports minister Charles Bakabulindi.

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