The Norwegian Handball Federation, through “Right to Play”, a non-governmental organization, donated an asphalt handball court to the Municipality of Soroti worth Ug. Shs140M.
Construction of the court has started by Rheg Technical Services Limited as it is expected to be officially handed over by the end of January 2017.
According to Francis Mujjuzi and Rodrick Muhumuza of the Uganda Handball Federation Playing and Rules Section Committee, progress in the facility has so far been promising.
The two officials paid a courtesy visit to the facility on Saturday, January 6, 2017.
“We are so far impressed with the ongoing works on the Asphalt handball court in Soroti. We are happy for the Norwegian Handball Federation. We believe that by the end of January 2017 all the works will be completed”, Muhumuza said.
The tribunal will benefit the youth of the Teso sub-region as well as the country as a whole.
At present, nine schools already play handball in the municipality of Soroti.
Simon Opolot, the handball coordinator of the municipality of Soroti, praises all the brains behind the project.
“The construction of the modern handball court is a great step towards the development of handball from the grassroots in the eastern region of Uganda, particularly in Soroti and Uganda as a whole. I thank the Norwegian Handball Federation, the Uganda Handball Federation and the Right to Play group and other key stakeholders in this project,” notes Opolot.
The handball infrastructure in the country remains a big burden at the moment.