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Turkish firm to develop Lugogo Cricket Oval into multipurpose sports complex

President Museveni speaks to officials from Summa Construction Company, a Turkish firm contracted to develop Lugogo Cricket Oval

Kampala, (UG): Government of Uganda has partnered with Summa, a Turkish construction company, to construct a modern state-of-the-art multipurpose indoor sports complex at Lugogo Cricket Oval with a seating capacity of 15,000 people.

The development was confirmed by President Museveni after meeting officials from Summa Construction Company on Tuesday, September 19, at State House, Entebbe.

The meeting was also attended by First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Museveni, and the Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang among others.

H.E. Museveni said in a social media post that he welcomed Summa Construction Company to Uganda and pledged the government’s support towards the construction of the complex.

”I welcome the proposal by Summa, a Turkish construction company, to construct a modern state-of-the-art multipurpose indoor sports complex at Lugogo in Kampala,” Museveni posted via X.

“The government will support them because we need it to continue developing sports in Uganda,” the President added.

On her part, the First Lady, Maama Janet Museveni thanked Minister Ogwang and his team for their unwavering effort towards the project, which she said is going to promote the sports sector in the country

First Lady Maama Janet Museveni speaking to the officials during the meeting

About the Proposed Complex

The officials briefed the President and the First Lady that the complex will include a multipurpose indoor Arena with a seating capacity of 15,000 people, a small indoor sports Arena with a seating capacity of 3,000 people, a 25m- eight (8) lane swimming pool, a multi-purpose standard pitch and an athlete hostel with a capacity of 60 people.

The Complex will also have an accommodation facility with 120 rooms as well as a showroom, shopping centre and a state-of-the-art fitness gym, among other amenities.

The technical team also informed the President that the current state of the sports facilities at Lugogo does not meet the standard to host international competitions and yet such international events are in one way or the drivers of economic success because they generate revenue while at the same time creating jobs and more investments.

Murat Altun, the project manager of Summa Construction Company.

Mr. Murat Altun, the Project Manager of Summa Construction Company said as a firm they are ready to work on the project and will complete it on time. He added that their construction company has been able to successfully set up projects in various countries such as Rwanda

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