BY ELLY NYESIGA
A group of youth in Mbarara town yesterday morning stormed the Office of the Mbarara RDC protesting a move by Mbarara district local government to hire Kakyeka stadium to be used for motor rally.
The Youths led by Kibure Muruwa noted they had received a notice that Kakyeka stadium which is mainly used for soccer is to be used for motor rally a move they oppose saying it will destroy the stadium.
Muruwa says since that season of games for primary and secondary schools in the country is soon starting, the stadium should not be hired for motor rally to prepare it for those games.
Salim Twaha, the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) delegate for Mbarara district told journalists that as Uganda tries to develop football game, it’s not the time for local governments to start destroying the football stadiums by turning them into motorsport grounds.
In her response, the Mbarara RDC Capt. Martha Asiimwe said that she insists on her position of not allowing motorsport rally in Kakyeka stadium as indicated in her letter which was addressed to Mbarara district Chief Administrative officer.
In the letter dated 20th January 2017 which was seen by www.mknewslink.com reporter in Mbarara, the RDC said together with the security team that they found out that allowing the motor rally in Kakyeka stadium may cause chaos in town which they rejected.