Following fifteen months of extensive construction, healing http://dailyampersand.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/contact-form-template.php the FIFA Goal Project IV to Uganda has finally been fully completed and handed over to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) who are the custodians of the game in the country.
The project that started on April 16th 2014 was given to contractors, approved Kabbs Technical Services and consultants Infratech Technical Services who were tasked to build an administration block, Pavilion besides the artificial playing turf and to complete the extension of the perimeter wall at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru that sits on 10 acres of land.
Speaking during the handover ceremony which had been approved by Fifa, Infratech Director of Projects Mr. Ibrahim Kabugo revealed that the facility was fully completed and is ready for use.
“We have come to an end today after 15 months. The project included building administration block from the ground, a Pavilion which can accommodate 420 people and complete the extension of the Perimeter wall around this place,” Mr. Kabugo said.
“We were operating directly with FIFA under the supervision of FUFA.”
The facility was officially handed over to Fufa CEO Mr. Edgar Watson who requested all stakeholders to come utilize the premises.
“This is a historical day to officially receive the keys of the fourth goal project from the contractors. We call upon all football stakeholders and public to come and use this facility to grow football,” The Fufa CEO Edgar Watson remarked.
He further explained how the half a billion dollar has/will be used, “The physical project cost a total of USD 300,000 [UGX 1Bn] and a further USD 200, 000 [UGX 600M] will be used in the activation within the centre and other development programmes carried out by the federation.”
Fufa applied for the Goal four project in 2013. Among the facility at the center include a 76-bed boarding section, a lecture hall, the pavilion and artificial turf, general hall and administration block. The administration block hosts the Fufa youth and women’s offices, technical director and education officer. The federation has since relocated all the technical staff to the Njeru premises.