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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clifton
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Kuba sikuzatha

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

Thermistocles
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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… Read more »
John Grey kufa 2
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Kakakaka mastein,nthawi yakale inapita pano njasopano kakakakak 2014-2019 DPP woyeeeeeeeeeeee pepa nzanga

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

Tengupenya
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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?

Mada wa Bullets
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Malawi sazatukuka.

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

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

Malawian
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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!

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