The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has instituted a special committee to probe into the delays of construction of Nakivubo war memorial stadium in Kampala that has thrown the sports fraternity into disarray.
This directive follows a site visit by the minister to the stadium on Wednesday following a claims by the developer that works had stalled due to government not finalizing few a few procedures.
In several media interviews the developer Hamis Kiggundu had intimated that works at the Nakivubo war memorial stadium had stalled because government had failed to meet their side of the bargain.
This was coupled with several claims from the sports fraternity as many claimed the future of the stadium was dream.
The first lady who is also the Education and Sports minister Janet Kataha Museveni had paid a courtesy visit to the stadium under construction
Shortly before the minister and other delegates went for a closed door meeting, the minister told the Nile Post that her visit was meant to assess the progress of the construction works.
Hamis Kiggundu the developer of the site had requested ROKO Construction Limited halt work because of unresolved issues.
He urged the committee to speed up its investigations so that construction on the stadium can resume.
Kiggundu said the disputes on the ownership of the land had caused six months work delay.
He said that were it for not the arcades he owns around Kampala that have helped him service his bank loans to build the stadium, he would be indebted.
The 30,000 seater stadium is estimated to cost $49m (Shs 176.4bn). When completed, the stadium will have huge screens, comfortable chairs and floodlights. There will be parking space for at least 1,000 vehicles and access for people with disabilities, among other facilities.