The Parliament of Uganda under it’s committee on education and sports paid a visit to the Mandela national stadium which is under renovation by the UPDF engineering brigade.
Under the parliamentary mandate of supervision and inspection, the committee’s chairperson Hon Twesigye John Ntamuhira, says they are happy with how work is going on so far.
He however called upon the contractors to speed up the process to see that the target of re opening the stadium for activity by July 2023, is met.
“The construction looks to be on course and we have been impressed.” Said Hon. Twesigye.
“However, the construction team has a challenge of meeting the deadline we set for the so that sports resume next year.”
According to the Stadium Manager of Namboole Jamil Sewanyana, all infrastructure within the facility is being worked on to raise them to international standards for sports to thrive.
“We are required to ensure this facility is up to international standard and that is what we are trying to achieve.” Sewanyana told NBS Sport.
“We have already started on the pitch and we shall have a new running track so that the stadium meets the required standards.”
In July this year, The Ministry of Education and Sports revealed that the Shs97Bn renovations and refurbishment of Mandela National Stadium in Namboole was released, and according to parties involved in the construction, final touches should be done by July 2023.