Concerns raised as work on Uganda’s Nakivubo Stadium continues

Concerns raised as construction work on Nakivubo Stadium continues

The ongoing construction work at Nakivubo stadium has created doubt among the football fraternity that may be one of the all-time football stadiums will be no more.

In January this year, thousands of Parkyard market vendors in downtown Kampala were evicted to pave way for development work in and around Nakivubo war memorial stadium. Already, there are demolitions being carried out in the stadium.

The Board of Nakivubo stadium mandated city tycoon Hamis Kiggundu popularly known as Ham to reconstruct the stadium with the hope that it will become a world class stadium with quite a number of facilities.

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Ham contracted Roko Construction, a renowned construction company in Uganda to handle the re-development plan. Ham and Roko vehemently deny the allegation that the construction going on in the stadium has left little or no land at all for the playing surface.

Aine Ashaba an engineer from Roko Construction and the project manager assured the public that the plan displayed on the artistic impression is the one they are following until now.

The whole project is supposed to take 5 years but Aine promised that by the end of the three years most of the work will be done and someone will be able to see the physical structures of the stadium itself.

The stadium is expected to accommodate around 30000 spectators, a modern lightning system, announcing boards, big screens, other indoor games, a very big VIP section plus so much more that would make the stadium a modern facility under the FIFA rules.

Roko construction has gone ahead to seek counsel from the some of the companies that were behind the construction of the different stadiums in South Africa to enhance quality work.