Mandela National Stadium at 79 percent Completion

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The refurbishment of Mandale National Stadium after nearly 2 years is at 79 percent level of completion.

What is mainly left so far is planting of natural grass at the main play field and training area as well as working on dressing rooms.

Since February 2022, seats at the VIP sections have been installed , painting has been done , fencing of the stadium area as well as the completion of the hotel among others .

Some of the major works required at the time also included mechanical electrical civil works on the site and plumbing , these have been worked on and vying for final touches .

Lieutenant Colonel Engneer Peter Seku, the project engineer from the UPDF Engineering Brigade incharge of the refurbishment noted that the target is to complete the works by November this year .

The preparations are also geering towards the first international event to be hosted come March .

However, Seku noted that the works have come along with some challenges that have caused delay like the delayed transfer of the dysfunctional pioneer buses parked at the site .

He said: “On of the challenges is these buses behind me . We can’t do engineering works like installation of lights while they are still there , we need them out the place . “

He further noted that despite endeavours to write to the management about them , the response has not come in as quickly as needed.

Seku also noted that one other thing left to do is the eviction of Sports View hotel . Having successfully evicted the rest of the locals on the stadium premises, some have been murmuring that Sports View has been unfairly left in place. To this Sseku noted that plans are underway, and the hotel is meant to vacate the premises.

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