The appalling state of Kabale Municipal stadium in Kabale municipality
has irked sports lovers. Kabale Municipal stadium is the major sports
facility in Kigezi region.
The facility lacks a perimeter fence, which has prompted residents to
trespass and use it for open defecation. The stadium has also become
home to several criminals and marijuana consumers.
The Director of Sharp football club Owen Tumuhimbise, whenever they
play football in the stadium they compete for space feaces and waste
from surrounding area. He adds that the stadium has been also
destroyed by people who drive inside there.
The Federation of Football Association-FUFA delegate for Kabale
district Swezen Niwagaba says due to the lack of the perimeter wall
some residents have created some accessibility roads. He adds that
council should tender the stadium for proper management.
The Chairman Central Division Sam Arinaitwe admits the stadium is
appalling. Arinaitwe says that they plan to explore ways of
rehabilitating the facility especially gate to reduce on accessibility
by people and also improving on its security.
The Kabale Municipality Mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha says that as
planning authority, they want to renovate the toilet within the
stadium and open it to the public. He adds that they will hand it over
to an investor so that it can generate revenue to council.