By Leonard Kamugisha Akida,
The deputy prime minister of Namibia and South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) current Vice President, Hon. Dr. Nandi Ndaitwah Netumbo has asked Ugandan businessman, Hamis. Kiggundu alias Ham to visit the south west African country to develop their sports infrastructure.
This was after a delegation from Namibia at NAM summit in Uganda paid a courtesy visit to Nakivubo stadium at Nakivubo War Memorial Grounds owned by Ham and admired the impressive works at the stadium.
Dr. Netumbo who is set to become SWAPO’s presidential candidate in November 2024 and most likely the country’s first female candidate was in the company of Uganda-Namibia ambassador H.E Hon. Godfrey Kirumira during the visit.
The delegation was greatly fascinated by the exceptional work done by Hamis Kiggundu in solely realizing an advanced world-class stadium in Uganda.
She invited Kiggundu to Namibia to build a world-class stadium for the country like the one he set up in Uganda at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.
“It was such a pleasure hosting Hon Dr Netumbo Nandi -Ndaitwah the first female Nambian president in waiting ….she was so impressed by Nakivubo stadium project and invited me to do the same in Namibia,”Kiggundu tweeted.
It was such a pleasure hosting Hon Dr Netumbo Nandi -Ndaitwah the first female Nambian president in waiting ….she was so impressed by Nakivubo stadium project and invited me to do the same in Namibia pic.twitter.com/1YcTV4NQ9e
— Hamis Kiggundu (@KiggunduHamis) January 20, 2024
It should be recalled that Kiggundu built the Nakivubo stadium with only African input right from financing to engineering thus Africans can effectively develop Africa.
The invitation justifies the fact that Kiggundu is set to build a second national stadium for Africa in Namibia.
About Nakivubo Stadium
The stadium which will host matches for AFCON 2027 has been built with ample parking and equipped with modern gyms, training facilities for sportsmen and women, offices, and a health facility that provides required first aid and basic medical attention before evacuation.
Hamz stadium is also blessed with a modern basketball court, netball court, a boxing ring, first-class sitting areas for VVIP with self-contained Executive boxes, VIP and ordinary sitting, hostels for players and delegates in residence.
The Stadium has a standard-size football pitch approved by a team from the Confederation of African Football, which visited the site recently before AFCON 2027 approval.
It is now time for Africans to patriotically develop their motherland with reason based on reality and God’s blessings as the guiding factors.