Bingu stadium ready by Nov 30 despite theft setbacks

The new 40 000-seater Bingu National Stadium being constructed in Lilongwe will be on course for completion by November 30, 2015,despite reports of theft of water pumps that were used for the ground.

Bingu stadium In Lilongwe

Bingu stadium In Lilongwe

Chief Archtect in the Ministry of Sports McNight Munthali said the insecurity at the facility has led to the stoppage in watering the ground.

Munthali has however advised Malawi Police Service to erect a 24 hour station at the stadium to ensure there is maximum security.

But the government can afford a smile as the Chinese government through the contractors who have built the stadium will bring in new pumps shortly.

According to Munthali, the pumps will be airlifted to Malawi since shipping takes over a long time.

The fully Chinese funded project has faced theft challenges since the construction started both with both employees working at the stadium and people from surrounding areas involved in the scam.

Reports indicates that thieves also recently stole electric cables used to lighten the stadium.

Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) through its Executive Member James Mwenda have expressed satisfaction with the progress so far.

Mwenda has since called upon all Malawians to take a responsibility of taking care of the multi-million dollar olympic stadium.

E-ticketing

Meanwhile, Ministry of Sports and Culture sports director Jameson Ndalama has said government has resolved that the Bingu stadium should be the first in the country to have the e-ticketing system as one way of eliminating rampant gate fraud.

Ndalama said there are plans to have all stadiums in the country using e-ticketing system, starting withhe Bingu Stadium.

He said e- will help to end gate fraud and congestion at the gates, saying “here will be no selling of tickets at the gates or around the stadium.”.

According to Ndalama said the e-ticketing system would be run as a separate project from the construction of the stadium and government will call for bids from interested companies to managed the e-ticketing at the stadium.

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33 thoughts on “Bingu stadium ready by Nov 30 despite theft setbacks”

  1. KoKolikoko says:

    Umphawi wafikapo zoona mmmm koma dzikoli ili @mati Malawili silidzathekasotuu!!!!!

  2. Thermistocles says:

    What’s the matter with we Malawians? Is it sensible to be looting and stealing one’s own infrastructure? This stadium is not for the Chinese but Malawians and it calls for us to be meticulous about it. Whosoever did this has no manners at all! Why do we always destroy things that are exorbitant in price for tambalas? When shall we be responsible for our infrastructures?

    We’re good for nothing at blaming the government for slowing infrastructure developments elstwhile we’ve been detrimental to the same. WHO HAS LOST IN THIS ACT,IS IT THE CHINESE OR US?

    UMBULI WINAWU AKULUAKULU SIUTITHANDIDZA! KUGANIZA KOPEPERAKU NDIKUMENE KUKUPANGITSA DZIKO LATHU KUSATUKUKA. MAGANIZO OWONONGA,OPHANGIRA,OKUBA NDI OYIPA NGATI AMENEWA NDI AMENE AKUWONONGETSA DZIKOLI. STADIUM NDI YA AMALAWI,BOMA NDI AMALAWI,CHONDE TIYENI TIKONDE DZIKO LATHU NDAPOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. John Grey kufa 2 says:

    Kakakaka mastein,nthawi yakale inapita pano njasopano kakakakak 2014-2019 DPP woyeeeeeeeeeeee pepa nzanga

  4. Gwede says:

    Amalawi kukonda kuba kumeneku bwanji kodi? Amalawi ndi anthu okuba kwambiri. Kubatu.

  5. Tengupenya says:

    There is a belief kuti Pali ponse anthu tikuwawonawa as successful ndiye kuti adawomba Pena pake. Zopusa izi, but akuti it’s nearly 100% true. Reader, what do you say? Is this true in general? Is it true in your case?

  6. Mada wa Bullets says:

    Malawi sazatukuka.

  7. Bwande says:

    That is what you should expect when you have 80% villagers with nothing else to do

  8. UNECA says:

    Koma anthu akaba ndalama za tax ndiye osadanda akaba zakusitedium ndiye walakwa? Amalawi kuba akuyamba ndi anthu olemekezeka.

  9. Malawian says:

    This stadium should just be called Lilongwe stadium. Bingu moved the stadium to Blantyre and it took Joyce Banda to bring it back to Lilongwe ndiye if you want it to be named after a politician then it should be named JOYCE BANDA STADIUM! It is an insult to call it Bingu stadium!

  10. No Retreat No Surrender says:

    E ticketing?? Malawi? Internet yake it

  11. JOE says:

    amalawi tilibe pabwino kuba sikudzatha maka thawi yaulamuliro wa blue nde eshi ngat limabera ma vote nde nanji zipangizo hiiii!

  12. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    A late Dr. bingu wa Muntharika munagwira ntchito pobweretsa chitukuko cha ma buildings. This is great. However your Excellence Prof. APM, provide security to the stadium. Let them shoot to kill any tief that tries to vandalise the stadium. Anthu opusa chonchi eliminate them.

  13. nkhedu says:

    tangowasamusani makape a ku mtandirewo

  14. i miss kamuzu banda and john tembo says:

    komatu m’malawi samadziwa kagwiritsidwe ntchito ka toilet. amatha kulemba dzina lake ndi tuvi take tomwe after atablocka chimbudzi ndi miyala ndi ziguduli. mwaziganizila zimenezi? mudakamanga chipatala sure

  15. jackson j says:

    ndikazakula ndikufuna ndizakhale ngt pro gwazi dr bingu wa muthalika

  16. mbuli67 says:

    Yebo Joice Banda, koma mtima wa khoswe muleke. Kuluma ndikuuzira,(cashgate then stadium)

  17. AKIJA says:

    Anthu akuntandile musamale ndimoyo wanu wakuba uja mutisamalile stadium yothu

  18. Misolo says:

    Amalawi ambiri sanafike pozindikira kusamalira katundu wa dziko. Kwa iwo bola zawo ziwayendere.

    Boma likanazindikira kuti akumanga stadium pafupi ndi location (Mtandire,Piyasani) ya anthu obvutika kotero chitetezo chinayenera kukhwimitsidwa kale lomwe.

    Ndi koyenera padakali pano kuti kukhale POLICE UNIT.

  19. Chilombo says:

    Ndichifukwa chake china imabweretsa anthu awo atchito.Amalawi kuba and chidodo,tikanakhala tikumanga tokha bwenzi tikuva zoti tayimitsa kaye ndalama palibe,titazisolorapo and ikanazatha 2020.I like the idea of E-ticketing,anthu asowe pobela and tisamalowe game ili second half chifukwa chamizere ngati dread ya anong’a

  20. mnyamata wa nzeru says:

    Just take a walk around Mtandire (a squatter very close to the new stadium) and you will clearly see a huge number of uneducated savages loitering around or selling stolen items. The majority people in this small squatter are dodgy and believe you me, that stadium will continue to face a lot trouble caused by thugs from this area. Erect a police unit right now and shoot them if they dare steal anything from the stadium. Tatopa nawo ife anthu a ku Mtandire iyaaaaaaa!!!! Koma nanunso ma Chinese muchepetse kumakanyenga ana ndi azikazi a eni mmudzi umenewu!! Tikukuonanitu!!

  21. Mzungumbuli says:

    Bwezi pano stadium ili ku Blantyre. Thanks so much madam Joyce Banda, even though kuti kwinaku munaba kwambiri eeesh!!

    1. H,Chitumvi says:

      Tithokoze Mai Joy Banda Kuganizira kuti chikonzekero choyamba kuti stadium idzamangidwe pa Lilmgwe inu munazitsata kusiyana ndi eni adawalemekezapo dzina ndikuti zikomo,koma a boma zadera limene simulidziwa? zinazi ndi dala.

  22. keliland says:

    A Malawi bwanji osamatchuka ndi zinthu zina zabwino kuba ngati kochita kutemera. Kubwezeletsa chitukuko m’mbuyo kumeneko.

  23. KARU UNITED says:

    On vandalism, what can one expect from cavemen, with no sense of aesthetics, in our schools I wonder if the spirit of patriotism is emphasised, in our days we had CIVICS & youth week. Remember how we have lost street lighting poles in both Blantyre & Lilongwe. Such vandals once caught should either be castrated or receive the death sentence.

  24. KARU UNITED says:

    The stadium should have been a 60, 000 seater with our exploding population, the government may find itself looking for a site for a bigger arena within 5 years. Blantyre also needs a modern stadium, government may wish to demolish the dilapidated “Rangely” stadium plus the ugly hockey fence & locate the modern stadium there.

  25. Chemjambe says:

    How pathetic are we Malawians ? Why stealing your own thing ? lets be patriotic for once Malawians. Nobody will come out there to make things better for us , we are responsible for what we have and improve ourselves. Some people are just disgusting indeed…..Lord have mercy.

  26. Mwethu says:

    Thanks to the Chinese Govt for the splendid facility and I can only beg indeed that the Police have a unit on standby there to thwart any attempts of theft. But knowing our men in uniform they will be the ones now stealing if not vetted carefully.

    My only plea now is the sorry state of the surrounding area of the stadium, I think there is need to landscape the whole perimeter of the stadium so that the beauty of the ground is not only seen inside but outside as well. Its not a difficult job, juts bring graders to clear all the grasses outside the perimeter fence, plant kapinga and some trees just to make the whole place look tidy. Tisadikirenso kutenga loan from the chinese govt, lets help ourselves.

    Alternatively, MP wadera limeneli can organize a day, calling all residents in the surrounding area to do a community service, kukapalapala panja ponse paja basi malo awoneke bwino awa. I wish youth week was back in malawi.

  27. Chinthiti says:

    Uchitsiru komaso umbuli unatikulira amalawi,nanga ikayamba kugwira ntchito nde kubako kuposera pamenepa kupanda kaso ndi zinthu zabwino komaso zanthu zomwe.

  28. Nankununkha sadzimva says:

    Galu ndi galu kumpatsira chakudya mbale amochotsa nkumadyera pansi. Besides , it shows lack of strategic thinking on the part of authorities. The issue of tight security at the venue should have been considered way back.

  29. bambo says:

    Sorry for Malawians.

  30. Jj says:

    Munthu wakuda ndi wakuda basi, no matter what!

  31. Titus scot says:

    Kubwezerana m’mbuyo aMalawi. Dziko lathu lomwe osalikonda. Kumaba zinthu zotukula dziko lathu lomwe. Amangotiseka ma Chinese amenewa. Ma bulutu!

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