The yet-to-be opened 40,000-seater Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe will be subject to increased security measures in the wake of recent vandalism and theft.
Malawi Police will open a unit at the the $70 million (K26.6 billion) Chinese government-funded stadium, according Ministry of Sports and Culture’s publicist, Christopher Mbukwa,
“There is maximum attention being paid to this,” Mbukwa said.
The stadium has suffered vandalism by vandals from suspected crime prone area of Mgona.
Government chief architect in the ministry of transport Night Munthali said there are few areas that need to be done before the multibillion multipurpose stadium opens its doors to the sports fraternity.
“The sewer system needs to be completed, there is no power, the electricity we have there is just temporary and we need to install communication systems for internet, we are expecting MTL fibre cable,” said Munthali.
Minister of Sports Grace Chiumia said her ministry has written treasury of the problems.
“We have written the ministry of Finance to release the money so that we finish the works there,” she said.
She said installation of eletricity, water and communication was the responsible of the government.
The Chinese government handed over the stadium to the government on November, 2015.
Malawi government will repay the Chinese the concessional loan for over 20 years.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :