Government will now contract a Chinese company to construct Akii-Bua Olympic stadium in Lira.
Lands minister Betty Amongi says the president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has decided that the funds for the construction of Akii-Bua stadium will no longer be channeled through Lira district local government.
At least over shillings 400m was injected in the project but only a small terrace cum pavilion and a toilet was erected by Lira district.
This prompted Ajuri county MP Denis Obua to raise a red flag that later saw the committee on commissions, statutory Authorities and state enterprises -COSASE probe Lira district officials.
The government accuses the district leaders of frustrating the government programs hence opting for alternative that will ensure the stadium is completed.