The Ministry of Education and Sports took center stage today to deliver a progress report on the Teryet National High Altitude Training Center in Kapchorwa District, a week after members of parliament had called for it.
This request had been initiated by the Hon. John Baptist Nambeshe, during a plenary sitting on August 22, 2023. Nambeshe, a strong advocate for the completion of the training center, had stated, “The best form of tribute towards the athletes winning medals like Joshua Cheptegei would be to complete the Teryet High Altitude Training Centre. This project commenced in 2012 and was supposed to be handed over in 2020, but up to now, they are dragging their feet.” He also voiced concerns about the utilization of Shs26 billion in the project, questioning the value it had delivered.
Today, during the plenary meeting in Parliament , the Minister of Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang , presented a progress report that carried a glimmer of optimism. He affirmed, “Significant progress has been made at the Teryet National High Altitude Training Centre, with construction now nearly finished. The overall physical completion of the project currently stands at an impressive 97%.”
In addition to the update on Teryet, Minister Peter outlined plans for Buhinga and Akii Bua stadiums, expressing the ministry’s dependence on funds from the Ministry of Finance to initiate the final designs and construction. He also mentioned the ongoing renovation works at Namboole Stadium, with physical progress reaching 53%.