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PHOTOS: Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu nears completion of Nakivubo stadium reconstruction

The mega arena is being developed by Businessman Hamis Kiggundu, who believes Nakivubo won’t be just a stadium in the heart of Kampala but rather a legacy to stay and develop the sports industry in the country.

Businessman Ham Kiggundu is rebuilding Nakivubo stadium in a public-private partnership

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The reconstruction of Nakivubo stadium is almost nearing its completion according to the latest development this website has understood. Recent photos shared from Nakivubo show Uganda’s 35000 seater stadium project has garnered momentum and doesn’t have a long way to go before being completed.

The mega arena is being developed by Uganda’s youngest tycoon and city Businessman Hamis Kiggundu, who believes Nakivubo won’t be just a stadium in the heart of Kampala but rather a legacy to stay and develop the sports industry in the country.

Ham as he is popularly known took over the sports facility for redevelopment in 2017. Initially, the stadium was projected to end in 2019 but the construction of the facility had stalled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, politics, court battles and compensation of vendors.

Businessman Ham Kiggundu is rebuilding Nakivubo stadium in a public-private partnership

The Construction works are spear-headed by Roko Construction Company. The state-of-the-art Stadium will have a modern athletic track and other indoor games plus multi-level parking of about 10,000 cars among others.

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Once completed the stadium is expected to host over 35,000 people. The stadium will also host other sports such as Basketball, Netball, Volleyball and bodybuilding.

Ham urged Ugandans to develop their country because “it is our responsibility as Ugandans to develop our motherland.”
“From a realistic and reasonable point of view this is not just a stadium but a legacy and clear illustration to all Ugandans that if Uganda is to develop it’s our responsibility as Ugandans to develop our motherland,” Ham said.

The businessman says he embarked on the project as a corporate social responsibility move to contribute towards community development in the country.

“I also want to set an example for other Africans that if I can pull off such a Huge project with private funding so can they. The only way to pull Africa out of poverty to prosperity is for us Africans to accept it as our responsibility and obligation. The stadium project equally makes business sense with incomes since it has commercial premises attached.”

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The Nakivubo Project manager Aine Agaba said the stadium will be ready by 2021.

The Minister of Sports Hon Hamson Obua and some members of Parliament led by Asuman Basalilwa who toured the facility in downtown Kampala sometime back was confident of the stadium’s progress.


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