After the amicable signing of the ‘Access and Use’ Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between his company; Premier Academy Limited/Kampala Parents School 2004 and Kololo Senior Secondary School, tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has unveiled the artistic impression plan for his new Lugogo Sports Complex , Red pepper online reveals reveal.
The city Mogul acquired Kololo SSS Play ground following the signing of the MoU which was witnessed by Dr. James Nkatta, the Chairman Board of Governors, Margaret Watuwa, Head teacher Kololo SS & David Nkojjo, Chairman Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, himself on behalf of Kampala Parents School.
So far, the tycoon has already earmarked Shs15 billion to implement the development of a unique and modern sports complex that will leave many Ugandans nodding their heads in disbelief.
Once accomplished, the proposed Lugogo Sports Center as it will be named will comprise of multi-game facilities such as: a standard size football pitch, a 25m swimming pool and 2 running/athletics tracks (200m and 400m).
It will also have modern basketball, volleyball, lawn tennis and badminton courts, and both Kampala Parents and Kololo SSS shall share the facility.
Besides, the facility will also have a fitness centre, sports cafe and restaurant, a martial arts, boxing, dance and gymnastics studios, 50m and 25m shooting ranges, climbing walls and multipurpose rooms for meetings.
Both parties agreed that these will be available to the public on a commercial basis, so as to allow the developers raise revenues to support maintenance of the facility.
Since both the Solicitor General and the Education Ministry have approved the deal, he intend to kick-start his development plan in the middle of this month (June) and accomplishes it next year in December (2016)
Premier Academy Ltd was issued a 99-year lease (Leasehold Register Volume 4456, Folio 4) by the Uganda Land Commission on September 6, 2013 on condition that they re-develop part of Kololo S.S.S land located on Plot 8-12 Saddler Way into a modern sports complex to be shared by both schools. This followed a no-objection from the Education Ministry.
Although the two schools had a mutual understanding and have always shared the undeveloped 6-acresports grounds, the MoU now paves way for the re-development of the land into a state-of-the-art sports complex.
Lucky enough, in a letter dated 2nd June, 2015 that was addressed to the Chairman Board of Governors, Solicitor General, represented by Ben Turyasingura, did not object to the MoU.