Magogo Stadium, which is being built by the Geita Town Council in collaboration with the Geita Gold Mine Limited Company, is expected to be completed in May this year.
This has recently been stated in Geita by the Vice President of AngloGold Ashanti who deals with Sustainable Projects in Ghana and Tanzania, Simon Shayo when he spoke to journalists after the end of the game between Geita Gold FC and Coastal Union of Tanga where the result was 1-0.
He said the first phase of the construction of the stadium, which is being built in Magogo area, Bombambili district, in Geita town in Geita region, is nearing completion.
He said that they are building a better and safer field for users and that the work is being done efficiently under the supervision of a consultant who has been hired by the council to advise on how to finish the first phase and the second phase.
“In collaboration with the council and the leadership of Geita region, our intention is to ensure that by May this year the stadium is completed and put into use.
So this will depend a lot on the speed of our contractors and everyone we work with who we believe will ensure that this field is completed on time because our intention is to have a good field, we don’t want to rush it and have an area where people can get injured or a field that could be and flaws in the future.
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As you know, our first value is safety, so we would like to see players and fans doing their activities in a field that is safe.
In addition, talking about the sponsorship of more than 800 million Shs that the GGML company has given to the GGFC Club, Shayo has said that he now sees the team doing well.
“We have seen the team doing well, we witnessed how the players played in the previous matches, we have been told that the players are learning more and more and as the team stays together we believe that it will continue to improve. Our intention is to see that Geita Gold FC takes the championship of Tanzania mainland instead of finishing in the top four, despite the fact that I am a fan of Simba SC. We believe that in the near future, when people come to Geita, they will be playing with the champion of the main league in Tanzania,” he said.
On his part, the Director of Geita Town Council, Zahara Michuzi, speaking about the construction of the stadium and its benefits, said that it will open more economic opportunities for the people of Geita region.
He said that the opportunities will come from the arrival of many visitors due to the Premier League championship that will be played in the stadium.
The first phase of the stadium’s construction is estimated to be Sh2.4 billion, which has been provided by GGML for 80 percent through its social responsibility program, in collaboration with the Geita Town Council