The facility worth USD 5 million was donated by the International Boxing Association- AIBA in response to a request from Moses Muhangi, the Federation's President, whose plan is to set up an academy that will provide core and supporting programs to cover development courses for athletes, coaches, Referees and Judges, as well as sport and competition managers.
The Uganda Boxing
Federation's desire to acquire land for a multi-purpose sports facility that will enhance the boxing sport in the country has received a nod from President Yoweri Museveni.
The facility worth USD 5 million was donated by the Amateur International Boxing Association- AIBA in response to a request from Moses Muhangi, the Federation's President, whose plan is to set up an academy that will provide
core and supporting programs to cover development
courses for athletes, coaches, Referees and Judges, as well as sport and competition managers.
But the Uganda Boxing Federation was tasked to find
suitable land to host the facility. Now, President Museveni has written to the Chairperson of the
Uganda Land Commission Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki and directed her office to identify and allocate
the Boxing Federation at least 10 acres of land for construction of the
facility. The president advised that the commission should identify and allocate at least 10 acres within a radius of
30 miles from Kampala to the federation.
"...However clear covenants should be included in their
lease agreement so that the government can repossess the land if they are unable to
develop it within a given period. You should work with the Ministry of Education
and Sports on the matter,” Museveni advised.
Moses Muhangi, Uganda Boxing Federation President told
Uganda Radio Network-URN that this is a great achievement for all sports disciplines, and added that they are now following
up on the issue with Uganda Land Commission to secure land for construction
“What next now is that am going to officially start
following up with the Uganda Land commission to show us the available pieces of
land around the radius the president directed on, then we choose the best
option but we have to work hand in hand now,” Muhangi said, adding that there is not much time left for the federation to grab the offer.
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AIBA President Umar Kremlev said earlier that the boxing academy in Uganda will establish the
best practice standards related to techniques and sciences in the overall
development of boxing. “It will aim to grant holistic support and boxing
programs for anyone who has an interest in sports and boxing in
The facility will come as a relief and a game-changer for
Uganda’s sports industry as it will create another option of an indoor stadium
in the country. Uganda only relies on the MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo.
The other option is the incomplete Makerere University Arena in Makerere University.