In a joint effort, the Ugandan government has partnered with Summa, a Turkish construction company, to construct a modern indoor sports complex in Lugogo, Kampala. This complex will accommodate up to 15,000 people and will be located at the National Council of Sports (NCS) premises.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Museveni, met with Minister of State for Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang, and officials from Summa Construction Company to discuss the project. President Museveni expressed the government’s support for the construction, welcoming Summa Construction Company to Uganda.
First Lady Maama Janet commended Hon. Ogwang and his team for their dedication to the project, emphasizing its potential to boost the sports sector in Uganda.
The sports complex will feature a multipurpose indoor arena with seating for 15,000 people, a smaller indoor sports arena with seating for 3,000 people, a 25-meter, eight-lane swimming pool, a standard multipurpose pitch, and a 60-person athlete hostel. Additionally, the complex will include accommodation with 120 rooms, a showroom, shopping center, and a state-of-the-art fitness gym, among other amenities.
Officials highlighted that the current sports facilities at Lugogo do not meet international competition standards. Improving these facilities could attract international events, contributing to economic growth by generating revenue and creating job opportunities.
Mr. Murat Altun, the Project Manager of Summa Construction Company, assured their readiness to complete the project on time, citing their successful projects in other countries, including Rwanda.