By Watchdog reporter

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is today expected to receive a petition opposing the redevelopment of National Theatre.

Last year, artists protested against government’s proposal to redevelop Uganda National Theatre into a much bigger and modern facility.

The new facility is estimated to cost over $100 million and will have four auditoria, office outlets, apartments, a food court, a crafts centre, a traditional medicine centre, an exhibition hall and visual arts laboratory, an art gallery, a language centre, a conference hall, a car park, a five-star hotel and the Ministry of Culture offices, among others.