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FUFA signs MOU with Rujumba family to construct stadium in Hoima

The Rujumba Family has given FUFA the green light to undertake Football Development Projects on the 10 acre land which they donated to the local football governing body. 

The two parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday 27th October 2020 at FUFA House.  The function was witnessed by members of Rujumba Family and FUFA Executive led by President Eng. Moses Magogo and 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha.

FUFA signs MOU with Rujumba family for stadium construction in Hoima

The Rujumba Family has given FUFA the green light to undertake Football Development Projects on the 10 acre land which they donated to the local football governing body. 

The two parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday 27th October 2020 at FUFA House.  The function was witnessed by members of Rujumba Family and FUFA Executive led by President Eng. Moses Magogo and 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha.

‘We are willing and ready to construct stadiums in Uganda for as long as we get sports loving people to offer us land’ a message remarked always by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo on footall infrastuctural development

Since then, fruits are slowly but steadily starting to be realized.

From the Kadiba project to the proposed FUFA stadium in Lugazi and now another in its infancy stages for a stadium in Hoima, the local football governing body has bigger ideas on improving infrastructure.

Rujumba Family offers 10 acres of land in Hoima

The family offered FUFA 10 acres of land for football stadium development as a legacy project in honour of the late Rujumba and today an MOU was successfully entered between both parties.

The land is found, 3km on Hoima- Masindi road. The land is part of 150 acres registered under their grandfather’s name-the late Dr. James Rujumba who gazetted 20 acres for a public project to be decided on by the family. Dr. Rujumba was the first Veterinary Doctor in Uganda.

Speaking to www.fufa.co.ug in the presence of FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, FUFA Executive Member Ronnie Kalema, FUFA Legal Manager Denis Lukambi and FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, FUFA Excom member representing Kitara region Rogers Byamukama said;

‘We are very grateful as FUFA to the Rujumba family for offering us such land but most importantly as people of Bunyoro we are also very grateful to FUFA for finding it worthy to develop a sporting facility in our area. We hope the facility will go a long way in developing football and sports in general in the greater Kitara region’

On the other hand, Kahumuza Raymond Rujumba the Chairman Select Committee coordinating between the two parties sang full praise of FUFA.

‘We want to thank FUFA for availing the family with the opportunity to further develop sports in the district. I also thank FUFA for the cordial working relationship they have shown with the family right from the start of the negotiations to where we are now. It is a milestone. We shall lease out the land to serve the purpose of the stadium and people of Hoima’

‘I have found the FUFA Executive very open minded and transparent as there has always been communication back and forth’

FUFA Projects funded by FIFA

  • Extension of the FUFA Headquarters (Completed)
  • FUFA Stadium in Lugazi (Ongoing feasibility works)
  • Kadiba Project (Ongoing, Pavilion stand complete)

In 2019, the Rujumba Family offered land to FUFA

On 23rd April 2019 -the FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha

‘FUFA is grateful for this offer to develop the game of football. Namirembe church offered us land in Rubaga division in Kampala, the Kabaka of Buganda did the same with 10acres in Lugazi and now more from the Rujumba family. I am taking back a good message to the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo the FUFA President and the entire executive so that we find resources for this project to start’ 

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