Plans are underway to redevelop Mbarara’s Kakyeeka Stadium to a modern day football arena, in a few coming months.
The stadium which is the main football pitch for Mbarara is a plain field with no pavilion, and very hazardous for games especially in bad weather condition.
Mbarara district leaders announced yesterday that plans are underway to for the stadium to get a facelift.
The district Speaker Baramu Ndyaguma announced that with cooperation with local parliamentarians, works on Kakyeeka would soon commence.
“The plan has already been approved by the physical planning; we have the investment committee which has toured Amahoro Stadium, Mubende stadium, Nambole and Kakyeka stadium and through the collaboration with (Youth MP) Mwiine Mpaka have identified a Chinese Company that is going to invest over Shs. 80billion to construct Kakyeka stadium,” said the speaker.
Mr Baramu was speaking to supporters of Mbarara FC which was recently promoted to the Azam Premier League.
The club was yesterday unveiling its players as well as the home and away kits at an event graced by Sports Minister Charlese Bakkabulindi.
There were reports earlier that the field was to be sold off to private investors, which however were dismissed by the district leadership.