By Watchdog reporter
Today morning (Tuesday),Nakivubo Stadium was sealed off and demolished.
The stadium which is next to Park Yard market which was destroyed yesterday,has been subjected to controversy following a court order that had stopped its initial redevelopment last month.
The stadium neighbours Kalita Bus Terminal and operators are in a panic as part of the wall separating the terminal and the stadium has been brought down. The toilet used by passengers and center of the bus terminal have been excavated and properties of passengers were stolen in the process.
At the start of February, the High Court in Kampala issued an interim order stopping the Board of Trustees of Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium (NWMS) from terminating the agreements it entered with three companies to redevelop the facility.
The interim order was issued by Justice Alex Ajiji, the deputy registrar of the civil division of the High Court in Kampala on January 18.
This followed a petition filed by the three companies, Futureland (U) Limited, Bestin Limited and Ntelenfulenfune Enterprises Limited seeking a temporary Court injunction against the board’s move to cancel the agreements.
Court ordered the Board of Trustees of NWMS to suspend any plans to cancel the agreements until the hearing and determination of the substantive application of a temporary application.
There is also a copy of letter dated December 3rd which the Minister of State for Education and Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi signed clearing the companies’ redevelopment Master Plan.
“I am contented with the Master Plan because it has the necessary required facilities for a modern stadium,” Bakkabulindi said in the letter.
Sources within the board said NWMS is being forced to cancel the agreements after getting a better deal where the bidder is willing to pay a higher cost.
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