Part of Arua Hill Stadium which is under construction has collapsed.
The contracting engineer, Joel Aita, says the cantilever collapsed after one of the carpenters removed the timber before the 28 days of curing.
No injuries were registered during the Wednesday incident.
The Contractor for Development Initiative (DI), Eng Joel Aita said “What collapsed is the Cant-lever. One of our carpenters removed the timbers before the 28 days of curing.”
The contractor further said the Cant lever had just dried after 15 days and that the carpenter acted without instructions.
The builders are already demolishing part of the remaining cantilever for reconstruction.
The Arua Hill Stadium project run by Engineer Jaffer A’ita Joel proprietor of Joadah Consultants Limited will be a 20,000-capacity stadium and will host football, basketball and netball among other sports disciplines upon completion.
The City of Arua has provided A’ita and his company with a lease of up to 49 years for the site located on Pakwach road, as construction that started in 2019 continues.
With the project earmarked to end in June 2021, lead Engineer A’ita is confident the progress of the project is according to the timeline, as he earmarks the stadium will not only benefit sports but business in general.
While the facility will be owned by Arua city, the business park and apartments will be run and managed by Joadah Consultants who will also undertake maintenance of the facility.
Onduparaka and Paidha Black Angels who have recently depended solely on the Greenlight Stadium to host their Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League games respectively will be excited by the development.