Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has directed the land commission to donate 10 acres of land to the Uganda Boxing Federation, in a bid to boost the sport in the country.
The announcement was made by the head of administration at the Uganda Boxing Federation Moses Muhangi, during a press meeting with the media, at Kati Kati restaurant in Lugogo.
The President’s directive comes just two months after the federation acquired 10 acres of land in Matugga from the Buganda Kingdom to construct a boxing academy, which is being funded by the International Boxing Association.
In a bold move by the President, plans are underway to acquire land in ten districts across the country, including Arua, Kasese, Mbale, Jinja, Mbarara, Luwero, Masaka, Hoima, Gulu, and Soroti.
According to Moses Muhangi, the donation is a significant achievement for the federation. He stated that the federation is now 21 acres of land richer, and this will go a long way in boosting the sport of boxing in the country.
Muhangi further added that the land will be used to construct boxing training facilities and host international boxing events.
He also noted that the federation has plans to establish other sports facilities like a swimming pool, tennis courts, and football turfs in each of the districts that will receive the donated land.
President Museveni on numerous occasions has made pledges to the Boxing federation, with efforts in promoting the sport.
After this donation, Museveni’s support for the federation activities will inspire them to continue working hard to develop the sport of boxing in Uganda.
The donation of the 10 acres of land to the Uganda Boxing Federation is seen as a significant boost to the sport of boxing.
It will provide the necessary infrastructure for training and hosting international boxing events, as well as provide opportunities for young boxers in the various districts to develop their skills.