Sh1.3 billion needed to complete stalled Ronald Ngala Stadium

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A past match between New Hope FC and Kongowea AIC at Ronald Ngala Stadium./COURTESY

>>BY BRAMWEL CHENGWALI>>

The Senate County Public Accounts Committee will table a special grant motion in parliament to get Mombasa County funds to complete the stalled Ronald Ngala Stadium.

Speaking in Mombasa, Committee Chair Moses Otieno Kajwang’ promised to support the county in the completion of the stadium.

“A place like Mombasa is known for its sports and talents it has produced, we cannot nurture these talents without the infrastructures. We will support the county government of Mombasa to unlock finances for such projects,” said Kajwang’.

The County government needs at least sh.1.3 billion to complete the stalled Ronald Ngala Stadium.

While addressing the Committee, Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir said they are working to see to the completion of the stadium.

 “There are three options that we will adopt as a county to ensure this project is completed; one of them is the national government’s intervention, private-public partnership,” said Governor Nassir.

Governor Nassir pointed out that despite the construction stalling for years; there was no cost overrun for the county to pay the contractor. 

Meanwhile, Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki called on the county government to speed up the completion of the stadium saying that it will spur Mombasa’s economy through sports.

“The county government should complete this stadium to attract international players to come to Mombasa,” said Senator Faki.

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