By Watchdog reporter
Chinese contractors are set to construct a state of art stadium known as Kakyeka in Mbarara district.
Last year, Mbarara Municipal authorities secured a 25-acre land in Ruti, along the Mbarara-Kabale Highway, just 3kms from the center of Mbarara town.
The identified land belongs to National Forestry Authority and the municipal council made an agreement with the NFA to have this part of land used for the erection of the facility.
In 2012, President Yoweri Museveni gave a go ahead to the Prime Minister’s office to initiate talks with the Chinese Government to see that reconstruction of Aki Bua Stadium in Lira takes effect, under which the same was to be done with Kakyeka in Mbarara.
The Government then entered talks with a Chinese firm, Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Company (AFECC) to draw model plans of the facility in Mbarara.
The stadiums will each have a 500 seater Pavilion, a protected perimeter fence, modern dressing rooms, boardrooms, stores and a general capacity of between 15,000-20,000 people.
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