• Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

UGANDA, Kampala | Real Muloodi News | Moses Muhangi, the President of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF), has announced that the federation will receive ten acres of land from the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) in ten different cities around the country, as part of President Museveni’s directive to allocate land to the sport’s mother body to support its growth.

The directive was given in September 2021, but no action had been taken until recently.

In his first directive to the Uganda Land Commission on September 13, 2021, Museveni ordered that UBF be allocated land in a radius of 30k within Kampala.

In a letter by the Principal Private Secretary to the President, Dr Kenneth Omona, dated January 23 2023, said that after ULC failed to allocate the land, as per the directive, UBF requested the ULC to “explore the possibility of providing them land in other towns of Uganda.”

“I am therefore writing to draw your attention to this outstanding matter and to request that you handle it accordingly. I look forward to receiving a report of actions for His Excellence at the President’s briefing,” concludes the letter which drew Muhangi’s excitement.

“After getting the land people will think it’s easy acquiring land from the President. But it’s not easy. That means the President knows the worth of boxing,” Muhangi commented while at Lugogo in Kati Kati Restuarant on Wednesday 15th March 2023.

The ten acres of land will be in addition to the one acre donated by President Museveni in Kampala, where a boxing facility will be constructed.

The ten acres of land will be distributed across ten cities in Uganda, including Gulu, Arua, Hoima, Masaka, Kabale, Mbarara, Mbale, Jinja, Luweero and Kasese.

Previously, the UBF acquired ten acres of land in Matugga from the Buganda Kingdom to construct a boxing academy, which will be fully funded by Umar Kremlev, the president of the International Boxing Association (IBA).

“We came when the federation had no assets now we have land. We already have 10 acres courtesy of Buganda Kingdom.

“We first contacted the government but it delayed allocating us the land in the city. But we couldn’t sit back and wait and when we contacted Buganda, they responded very fast, which we are very grateful for. By the end of this year boxing will be priding ourselves in 21 acres of land,” Muhangi celebrated.

This is a significant milestone for the federation, as it now owns 21 acres of land, and it is expected to engage other possible funders.

Excited UBF President

Muhangi expressed his gratitude to President Museveni for the offer of land to the federation.

He stated that after receiving the land, people would think it was easy to acquire land from the President, but that was not the case.

He praised Museveni for being the first president to offer land to boxing, saying that “it will go on record that Museveni is the first president to offer land to boxing, for which we are very thankful.”

UBF to Develop More Facilities

Muhangi stated that UBF would ensure that the land was developed, with or without IBA’s support, for the progress of the federation.

The new land offer will help in the development of a boxing academy, as well as the construction of other sports facilities such as swimming pools and football playgrounds that would benefit other federations.

Muhangi stated that “whatever we shall put on the land will be accessible to other federations.”

Former UBF president Commends Muhangi

Former UBF President David Agong praised Muhangi for his excellent leadership, which has taken the sport to the next level.

Agong commended the federation’s good work, stating that “there’s a very big difference nowadays. Our days were


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