The State Minister for Sports, Hon. Denis Hamson Obua has appointed seven individuals on the Mandela National Stadium board.
This comes barely a month after the tenure of the previous board expired.
The new board will start execution of their duties this month and it will run until September 2023.
Hon. Obua officially announced the development at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education and Sports in Kampala.
“In Exercise of the powers conferred upon me by Section 36 and 37 (i) and (ii) of the Memorandum and Articles of Association establishing Mandela National Stadium Limited, I hereby appoint the chairperson and members of board of directors with immediate effect for a period of three years (September 2020 – September 2023).” Noted Hon. Obua.
The board comprises of chairperson-Rosette Lubwama Kebba and six other members who include PML Daily consultant Mark Namanya, Anne Abeja, Veronica Mukyala, Mustapher Achidri, Godfrey Wamani and Jimmy Ebil Ssegawa.
The Minister noted that a number of factors were considered when deciding who will sit on the board and that the board will provide overall governance of the stadium.
“The board of Mandela National Stadium Limited is to provide overall governance of the stadium. He stated.
“It is also in charge of policies and implementation of articles of association.”
The Mandela National Stadium has been in a worrying state of late, prompting both CAF and FIFA to advise against it host international football matches.
The new board is expected to ensure that Namboole’s state meets international standards as it is the only internationally recognised stadium in Ugandan.
At present state, the facility has been gazetted as a non-traditional COVID-19 isolation and treatment center.