The construction of a 10km murrum road leading to the site of the national high altitude sports centre in Kapchorwa has delayed the project.
By Johnson Were
compensation of squatters
relocation of Primary School
Work yet to be completed
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The construction of a 10km murrum road leading to the site of the national high altitude sports centre in the eastern Ugandan district of Kapchorwa has delayed the project.
Education and sports minister Jessica Alupo learnt of this setback from the area LC3 chairman Philip Mwanga and Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Jane Francis Kuka during her visit to the area on Friday.
Work on the road under the direct supervision of the Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) is yet to begin since the entire project – of the modern sports training centre in Teryet – kicked off in 2011.
On a fact-finding mission, Alupo called on UNRA to expedite the building of the road so that work on facilities at the site can begin.
She inspected the progress made on the sh17bn sports training centre that will accommodate sports including athletics, football/soccer, swimming, rugby when completed.
“I’m impressed with the work done so far, but UNRA should speed up the work on the road so that contractors for facilitiesstart taking materials at the site,” said the minister.
Besides touring the site, Alupo also met a number of stakeholders and contractors who briefed her on the progress of the project.
Minister Alupo, in the lead, took a tour of the site. (Credit: Johnson Were)
Here, the minister at the newly relocated Teryet primary School. (Credit: Johnson Were)
The sports facility, when done, is billed to be one of the best in southern and sub-Saharan Africa.
The minister added: “I am happy the project has started benefiting the people with power and water, and if the road is done and work starts, even their economy will be boosted.”
“We want this road done so that the President [Yoweri Museveni] comes for the ground breaking of the facility before September,” she told officials, including UNRA station engineer of Mbale, Bennice Kiganda after touring the whole site.
The sports minister was shown around the project site by Omara Apita, the cosigner for sports in the education and sports ministry, Sam Odongo , project coordinator and assistant commissioner of sports in the same ministry, Kapchorwa RDC Jane Francis Kuka, the area district education officer (DEO), LC5, LC3 chairpersons, among other officials.
Minister Alupo tours the site
She was taken around the water supply that is already in the area. (Credit:Johnson Were)
Alupo being shown the power transformers already in the area by DOT construction services that is supplying the power. (Credit: Johnson Were)
National high altitude sports centre: Road delays project