Ministry of Education and Sports (MOEs) has urged Uganda Land Commission to speed up the process of giving land to Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF).
In September this year, President Yoweri Museveni directed the Land Commission to allocate 10acres of land to UBF to enable them construct an Amateur International Boxing Academy. This was on the request of UBF President Moses Muhangi.
MOEs has come out to urge the commission to quicken the process and let the federation have the land at their grasp. The ministry wrote to the commission recently.
“The purpose of this communication is therefore to request you to expedite the process of offering the said land to UBF to enable them partner with the International Boxing Federation (IBF) to construct a state-of-the-art boxing academy,” part of the missive signed by MOEs Permanent Secretary Ketty Lamaro read.
Earlier on, President Museveni had directed that the land should be within a radius of 30 miles from Kampala.
President Museveni also urged the Land Commission to ensure proper clauses are included in the lease agreement so that government can repossess the land if the boxing federation is not able to develop it within the specified period.
According to media reports, UBF’s Muhangi recently said the Amateur International Boxing Association had donated US$5 towards the project.