Aldo Otto, the Gulu district sports officer attributes the rate of destruction at Pece stadium to lack of guards and assistants.
The perimeter wall of the stadium has collapsed on the left wing and has been replaced with iron sheets, the toilets of the stadium are non functional, which forces people to ease themselves in the pavilions and changing rooms. The pitch is bare as the grass dried up due to lack maintenance. Otto says both Gulu district and education ministry are considering repairing the stadium and tender it out to a private firm, which can manage it well.
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He says Gulu district is also going to employ two stadium guards and one stadium assistant to maintain the facility. Pece stadium contribute between 5 to7Million shillings annually in revenue collection. However, Otto says the money should be even more if the stadium is managed privately. He says that money they collect from hiring out the stadium is very little compared to the costs of renovation,
Otto says Gulu district is hunting for a developer who can expand Pece stadium into modern stadia to include facilities like swimming pools and indoor sports courts since they have sufficient land. James Obalo, the spokesperson Gulu United FC says that the district has totally failed to manage the stadium adding that, they should have given it to the private management way back.
He says for the last 10 years Pece stadium has been in a very bad shape and argues that a serious manager should be brought on board. He accuses Gulu district of getting money from get collection without thinking of renovating the facilities. Obalo also says that while searching for a private contractor to manage the stadium, emphasis should be put on the best proposals that will promote sports but also maintain the stadium.
Pece stadium used to have running water and Power but they were all disconnected. The stadium hosts a series of tournaments like the Uganda cup, district schools sports competition, international awareness and sports and activities among others.