LIRA, UGANDA: A team of engineers from the ministry of works and transport (laboratory department) has started conducting a geotechnical investigation of the soil on which the John Akii-Bua stadium will be constructed.
The team led by Eng. Kenneth Sekasala says the soil test is to determine its enduring capacity to accommodate the ultra-modern sports facility.
The team is being closely supervised by the Lira district engineering department and the ministry of education and sports.
Lira district acting engineer, Geoffrey Ongala says, after the field investigations, they will give a report to the ministry of education and sports.
The stadium that will be constructed in memory of Uganda’s first Olympics gold medalist, John Akii Bua will be fully funded by the government of the Republic of China. It will have a capacity of over 20,000 spectators.