Movement House

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Movement House
General information
Type Commercial
Location Kampala, Uganda
Coordinates 0°19′06″N 32°35′22″E / 0.318334°N 32.589445°E / 0.318334; 32.589445Coordinates: 0°19′06″N 32°35′22″E / 0.318334°N 32.589445°E / 0.318334; 32.589445
Construction started 2013
Completed 2016 (Expected)
Technical details
Floor count 27
Design and construction
Architect Symbion International

Movement House is a building under construction in Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. The building is sometimes referred to as NRM House, in reference to its largest tenant, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), the ruling political party in Uganda since 1986.

Location[edit]

The skyscraper is located on Hannington Road, on Nakasero Hill, one of the most prestigious locations[citation needed] in Kampala's central business district. This location is adjacent to Crested Towers South, the headquarters of Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited, and Crested Tower North, the headquarters of the European Union mission in Uganda. The two towers lie to the west of Movement House. To the south, across Nile Avenue, is the under-construction Kampala Intercontinental Hotel. The coordinates of Movement House are: Latitude:0.318334; Longitude:32.589445 (+0° 19'06.00"N, +32° 35'22.00"E).[1] The street address of the building is 36 Hannington Road, Nakasero, Kampala.

Overview[edit]

When completed as expected, in 2016, the building will house the headquarters of the NRM, the ruling political party in Uganda. It will also house rentable office and retail space, restaurants, banking halls, conference facilities, a shopping complex, movie theatres, and a roof garden.[2] The building will sit on land that measures about 1.7 acres (0.69 ha), which once belonged to the first East African Community (1967 - 1977).[3] It will be one of the tallest buildings in the city, at 27 stories above ground.[4]

History[edit]

The NRM is attempting to generate income for itself by investing in commercial real estate. The 27-storey building is being constructed in memory of the 27 young people who started the NRM in February 1981. Construction began in 2013, to commemorate 27 years since NRM first shot its way to power in 1986.[5]

Construction costs[edit]

The estimated total cost of construction is approximately US$12.5 million (UGX:30 billion).[6] The funds will be raised from about 100,000 willing party members with an average donation of 300,000 Uganda Shillings (US$125) each. Construction is expected to begin in early 2013 with commissioning of the building in 2016. As of December 2014, approximately UGX:7 billion (US$2.6 million) had been raised from party members.[7] Another UGX:16 billion (approx.: US $5 million), was raised during June 2015, at two separate dinners hosted by President Museveni at State House, Entebbe.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Proposed Location of Movement House At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Vision, Reporter (18 July 2012). "NRM Raises Sh4 Billions for Movement House". New Vision. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Dear, Jane (24 July 2012). "NRM On The Spot Over Newly Acquired Headquarters Land". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Our, Reporter (19 July 2012). "NRM House To Be The Tallest Building In Uganda". Ugandapicks.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Kitatta Kaaya, Sadab (16 March 2014). "NRM Nearly Bankrupt – Museveni". The Observer (Uganda). 
  6. ^ Kakaire, Sulaiman (19 July 2012). "Museveni Gives Movement House Project Big Boost". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Taddeo Bwambale, and David Lumu (16 December 2014). "Museveni Wants NRM Branches To Play Active Role". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Matsiko wa Mucoori, P. (28 June 2015). "State House Dinner Raises Shs16 Billion for NRM House". Daily Monitor Mobile. Kampala. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

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