President Yoweri Museveni has to today (Saturday) commissioned the construction of a Multi-Million dollar Buhinga stadium Project in Kabarole district, Fort Portal sub region. He has laid the foundation stone for the sports facility which is estimated to cost Sh 11 Billion.
According to the Plan, a perimeter wall will be constructed; the stadium will be a 10,000 seater instead of 30,000 as earlier planned, the stadium will have a pavilion, dressing rooms and more toilets.
The district believes that once the facility is complete, it will generate more revenue through bookings, gate collections during sports events. According to letter by the president dated January 24, 21017, The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF through their construction company UPDF Engineering brigade will take up the construction of the sports ground.
However, for many years, the district has been soliciting for funds to construct the stadium, but in vain. Part of the money worth 35 million that had been raised in 2009, was diverted to pay district debts. However, in 2012, the district received Sh 800M from government for start on the on the said stadium but since the then, the president has just laid the first stone.
Once construction has started, Boma, Bukwali and St. Leos College playgrounds will be used as alternative venues for sports activities. The speakers at commissioning ceremony included Bishop Reuben Kisembo of Rwenzori Diocese who bluntly told President Museveni that the constitution amended was aimed to benefit him stay office beyond the required age according to the constitution.
“Mr President, we know the constitution has been amended to enable you to stay in office beyond 2021. But it is not too late for you to consider retiring in 2021 for the good of the country and for your own good and health,” the Bishop Kisembo outspoken.
However, the angry Museveni blasted Bishop Kisembo for failing to understand that everything has its time. “I have come here for fundraising, everything should have its time,” Museveni said. The President has also attend the commissioning of a new school chapel at Kyebambe Girls School still in Kabarole district, launched the Kalya Courts Hotel and Rwenzori Region Tourism Information centre which facility is hoped to reinforce efforts to improve the tourism sector.
Four days ago, Museveni was in Burahya County in Kabarole where he attended the 83rd birthday celebration of Constance Kabakaali Muhangazima Adyeeri a wife to the late Phillip Muhangazima and a mother to Margaret Muhanga and Andrew Mwenda Independent Magazine.