By Andrew Irumba
City youthful businessman Hamis Kiggundu aka Ham is set to lose the deal to refurbish Nakivibo War Memorial Stadium after government passing a resolution to take over renovations at the legendary stadium.
It should be noted that Ham presented to President Yoweri Museveni a proposed plan for refurbishment of the stadium but two years down the road no works have been undertaken yet apart from a few excavations at the once popular Nakivubo stadium.
As a result of Ham’s shortcomings, cabinet on Monday resolved that government takes over renovations and maintenance of the facility, as per Cabinet Resolution.
The Cabinet Resolution which has since been passed on by the minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, reads in part thus;
Ministry of ICT & National GuidanceUGANDA MEDIA CENTRE BRIEFING TO THE MEDIA ON CABINET DECISIONS TAKEN DURING THE CABINET MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 9th DECEMBER 2019 AT OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, KAMPALA
Cabinet sat on Monday December 9th 2019 at Office of the President, Apollo Kaggwa Road, Kampala, and;
1. Approved the Principles to amend the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium Trust Act, 1953. The main objectives of amending the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium Trust Act, 1953 include;
i. To strengthen the legal frame work for re-development and upgrading the Stadium to meet the required modern and Global Standards;
ii. To prohibit the Board from selling, leasing, disposing of or otherwise dealing in the scheduled (Trust) property or any part thereof (of it) as stated in the current Act; and
iii. To provide for robust and proactive stadium management by providing for and guaranteeing good Corporate Governance Principles.
2. Noted that Celebrations marking the 34TH NRM/NRA Victory Day Anniversary will take place on Sunday 26th January 2020, at Ibanda Core Primary Teachers College, Kagongo Division, Ibanda Municipality, Ibanda District, under the theme: “Celebrating NRM/NRA Patriotic struggle that ushered in National Unity and Social-Economic Transformation.”
3. Noted that Uganda had won the bid to host the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually transmitted Infection in Africa (ICASA 2021) which will take place on the 6th-11th December, 2021.
Dennis KatungiAg. Executive Director