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Buhinga Stadium Construction Yet to Begin - Brig Karemire

Brig. Karemire explains that the construction works delayed to start due to lack of funds, but some money has been budgeted for the project. He however, says the construction work will start with the perimeter wall in October this year.
Buhinga stadium. Currently, the stadium which hosts several football tournaments and other events in the region, has no perimeter wall and the sanitation facilities are in an appalling state.

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The constriction of Buhinga stadium in Kabarole district is scheduled to start in October, the Uganda People's Defense Forces - UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire has revealed.

 

 

President Museveni laid the foundation stone for the stadium in February this year, saying the UPDF Engineering Brigade will handle the construction work. 

Brig. Karemire explains that the construction works delayed to start due to lack of funds, but some money has been budgeted for the project.  He however, says the construction work will start with the perimeter wall in October this year.

 

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Construction of the 10,000-seater stadium will cost Shillings 11 billion. The construction works will take three years. Kabarole district has been on a fundraising drive for the stadium construction since 2013.

 

 

 

However, the district only managed to secure Shillings 90 million, which was used to draw the architectural designs.  In 2015, President Museveni directed the ministries of Finance, Education and Sports to release funds for the construction of Buhinga stadium.

 

 

However, the ministries failed to release money for the project, saying there was no money. In January this year, Kabarole District LC V chairman, Richard Rwabuhinga wrote to President Museveni reminding him about the need to constrict the stadium.

 

Museveni wrote back on January 24, 2018, says the UPDF Engineering Brigade will handle the construction works. According to the architectural designs, the stadium will comprise of a football pitch, netball and volleyball courts, offices, dressing rooms, two gymnasiums, a clinic and restaurant, among other facilities. 

Apparently, Buhinga stadium, which host several football tournaments and events in the region, lacks a perimeter wall. The sanitation facilities are in an appalling state. Whenever it rains, the pitch is flooded and cannot be used.