Soccer lovers in Hoima district have criticized the LCV Chairperson
Kadir Kirungi for frustrating the construction of 6.5 billion shillings mini-stadium.
Karungi is accused of failing to hand over the Hoima Boma ground land title
to Hoima Municipal Council.
Hoima Municipal Council and Hoima District local government are
currently locked in a dispute of Hoima Boma grounds. The dispute stemmed from
the failure by the district to surrender the title for the land hosting the
Recently the Municipal authorities demanded that the district hands over the
title, to pave way for the construction of the mini-stadium funded under phase
three of the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) program.
However, the district has adamantly declined to surrender the Title
frustrating the whole project.
William Asiimwe, a supporter of Kitara FC based in Hoima town
questions the Chairman’s interest in the land title. He wants the district
Chairperson investigated for frustrating the World Bank project.
//Cue in; “so nyowe nku…
Cue out:…atalairi kire kyona.”//
Twaha Musa another football fan says failure by the district
Chairperson to surrender the title will negatively impact on the sports
fraternity given the sorry state of the Hoima Boma grounds.
He wants all concerned stakeholders should compel Kirungi to unconditionally
release the title.
//cue in;”ekisaye kinu ki…
Cue out:…Kitu kwe tagire.”//
Moses Atuha, the Former Vice-Chairperson Hoima district football
Association argues that the chairperson’s action spells doom for the
development of sports talent in the region.
//cue in;” As a sports…
Cue out:…is our prayer.”//
Kirungi recently rejected any attempt by the district to hand over
the title to the Municipal authorities saying it is a property of the district,
not the Municipality. He questioned the manner in which the Municipal
authorities are asking for the title.
Kirungi says the Municipal Council should sign a memorandum of
Understanding with the district on how the land can be utilized.
According to Kirungi, there are top officials at the Municipality
who illegally acquired plots around Hoima Boma grounds without the consent of
the district and are now pushing the district to surrender the land title so
that they can develop their plots.
The Hoima Boma ground that seats on a four-acre piece of land is
located opposite the Hoima Referral Hospital in Hoima town.
It is the only place for hosting sporting activities and public functions
across the district.
URN has reliably established that the ground’s land title was processed by the
district before Hoima town council was elevated to a municipality in