Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has rebuked his sports activities officers for the poor state of the county’s two mini stadia that value Sh160 million.
“I cannot enable Uwanja wa Mbuzi and Bomu mini stadiums that value the county colossal amount of cash to be in a dilapidated state in a span of 4 years,” warned Joho.
The livid governor reprimdanded the County Chief Officer for Youth, Gender, Sports activities and Tradition Harmless Mugambe and directed him to make sure the upkeep of the stadia was prioritised.
The county authorities in 2017 opened two mini stadia in a transfer geared toward enhancing sports activities in each North and West Coast of Mombasa.
Bomu Stadium located West of Mombasa value the county Sh85 million and might accommodate as much as 3,000 spectators whereas Uwanja wa Mbuzi stadium that value Sh75 million can comfortably accommodate 2,000 followers. Joho opened the 2 services with pomp and color.
Nevertheless, barely 4 years later, the services lie in disrepair.
“Mugambe, I’m providing you with three weeks to make sure Uwanja wa Mbuzi stadium is in good situation earlier than I transfer to Bomu stadium for inspection,” mentioned Joho.
Talking at Uwanja wa Mbuzi when he handed over title deeds to Kongowea residents, Joho mentioned the sporting services had been constructed to assist his authorities enhance sports activities.
“The astroturf pitch is in tatters whereas the floodlights are defective and should be repaired. I’ve given a 3 week ultimatum to see the stadium is in tremendous situation,” mentioned Joho.
The governor didn’t point out when the Sh1.7 billion refurbishment work on the Mombasa stadium will likely be accomplished.