Makueni county now has hope of having Wote stadium completed in the next 3 months. This was revealed by Cabinet Secretary of Sports Ambassador Amina Mohammed who visited the stadium Monday.
According to the Cabinet Secretary, the 350 Million stadium had stalled due to lack of funds but since the resources are now available, the contractor is on-site to ensure the completion of the stadium.
“The money has been released for stadiums in the country, Wote stadium being one of them and we shall be back here in October to officially open the stadium where we will be able to host international games, ” CS Amina said.
“The stadium will have a pavilion and for the ones who want to run will have changing rooms, a gym, and also a football pitch for the footballers, ” she added.
She however disputed claims that stalling of the various stadia was propelled by divisive politics saying the government was serving equally in all regions of the country without any bias regardless of the political waves.
Amina disclosed that the stadium will be opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta who has given an order that all incomplete stadiums be completed by the latest November so the youths in the country can nurture their talents.
“The President will be here to officially open this stadium by October and any other stadium that will not be completed will have up to November to have final works done so that we can have them opened to use too, ” she added.
Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana who had accompanied the CS said that he will work with the national government by having his county engineers help where necessary to ensure the work continues undisrupted.
“We have promised Waziri that whatever she wants us to do and help in the construction of the stadium as it will boost our youths and nurture talents, ” Kibwana said.
The stadium’s foundation stone was laid by Deputy President William Ruto on May 27, 2017. During the campaigns, the Deputy president promised to have the stadium completed in 6 months from the time. Kenyans have been holding the Government to account on the promise.