The First Lady of Uganda, Jane Museveni, who also serves as the Minister of Education and Sports, has provided an exclusive progress update on the ongoing renovation of the iconic Mandela National Stadium through her social media account .The First Lady shared her firsthand experience evaluating the works and highlighted the extensive upgrades being implemented.
Under the watchful eye of First Lady Jane Museveni, the Mandela National Stadium is undergoing a remarkable transformation. During her recent visit to the stadium, she expressed her satisfaction with the progress, stating that the renovation works are advancing in accordance with the rigorous standards set by FIFA.
The detailed status report received by the her provided a comprehensive overview of the upgrades being carried out. Notable among these improvements are the integration of a state-of-the-art ticketing and access control system, the installation of solar lighting to enhance sustainability and reduce utility costs, and the establishment of an efficient drainage and irrigation system. Additionally, the renovation plan includes the construction of a 4.2km perimeter wall and the refurbishment and elevation of the Namboole stadium and hotel to meet international standards.
To ensure the successful completion of the project, First Lady Jane Museveni, in her role as the Minister of Education and Sports, has approved an extension of the intervention efforts. The initial completion date of August 1st, 2023, has been shifted to November 30th, 2023, as requested by the project’s main contractor, the UPDF Engineering Brigade.
The First Lady’s tweets have generated excitement and anticipation among the public. With November fast approaching, all eyes are now eagerly fixed on witnessing the fully revitalized Mandela National Stadium.
In her tweet, the First Lady emphasized the importance of regular maintenance planning to preserve the integrity of government structures like the Mandela National Stadium. She expressed her gratitude to the UPDF Engineering Brigade for their exceptional work in overhauling the stadium, highlighting the need for continued investment in Technical Institutes to foster domestic talent and reduce reliance on foreign companies.
The ongoing renovation of the Mandela National Stadium signifies a significant milestone in Uganda’s sports infrastructure development. Once complete, the stadium is poised to attract top-tier sporting events and offer an enhanced experience for athletes and spectators alike. The commitment of First Lady Jane Kaguta Museveni and the government’s dedication to providing world-class facilities underscores their vision for a thriving sports culture in the country.
As the November completion date draws near, the nation eagerly awaits the unveiling of this transformed sporting venue, showcasing the remarkable progress achieved through domestic expertise and investment.