Renovation works and upgrades of Namboole stadium have kicked off. The exercise was launched on Wednesday by the State Minister for Sports, Hamson Obua who handed over the project to the UPDF Engineering brigade.
The renovation will be done in two phases with the first one being the construction of a perimeter wall stretching up to 4.1 kilometers.
At least Shs 3.8 billion is estimated to cost this first phase. The perimeter wall according to the Minister will help ward off encroachers who have for long been a challenge.
The second phase will involve renovations around the playing surface, flood lights , running track and the media centre among other facilities in the stadium.
The whole project will take nine months, with the first phase expected to be completed in four months.
In 2020, CAF released a report in which it deemed the stadium unfit to host any international matches. It has in the past two of years been used as an isolation centre for Covid patients.