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PICTORIAL: Tycoon Ham delivers update on the progress of Nakivubo Stadium construction

Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu popularly known as Ham the proprietor of Ham Enterprises Ltd has delivered an update on the construction project of the Nakivubo War Memorial stadium hinting at a completion date and when it will be opened for use.

Nakivubo construction gained momentum after Ham doubled efforts to see the project completed, which he had projected to be ready for reopening by the end of 2021.

The photos reveal visible progress done on the stands but the stadium with an impression that this will be one of Uganda’s most decorated stadiums after completion.

The Construction works spear-headed by Roko will put in place a state of the art Stadium on an acreage of about 13 acres with a seating capacity of 34,500, modern athletic tracks, netball, basketball, volley ball and other indoor games, offices for rent, hotels, conference facilities, board room, Sport souvenir shops, Shopping mall, multi-level parking of about 10,000 cars among others.

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Since June 2017 when the construction was started, fans and other football stakeholders were in jubilant moods after Hamis Kiggundu, CEO Ham Enterprises, promised a world class structure.

Initially, the stadium was projected to end in 2019, and there are doubts that everything will be in place at the end of this year.

The historical stadium was demolished on 28th February 2017. It was opened on April 1926 and undergone formidable renovations in 1954 and 2013.

Ham has received critics from the public who have blamed him for finishing the surrounding malls first, concluding that he is actually interested in business but not Sports.

More Photos about the progress are here below;

About Nakivubo Stadium

Nakivubo Stadium was developed in 1926 on land donated by the Kabaka of Buganda at the time. It hosted its first match on 1 April 1926 between the Uganda National Team and the Under-18 National team of Uganda. It owned by the Government of Uganda and is operated by the Board of Trustees known as the “Registered Trustees of Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium”, appointed by the Minister of Sports.

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The stadium was improved and modernized in 1954 by the British colonial government to commemorate the lives of Ugandans killed during the Second World War following the passage of the “Nakivubo War Memorial Act” by the Parliament of Uganda.


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