Bingu Stadium security tightened after vandalism

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.

The newly built Bingu National Stadium as seen from outside (C) Stanley Makuti

The newly built Bingu National Stadium as seen from outside (C) Stanley Makuti

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.

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5 thoughts on “Bingu Stadium security tightened after vandalism”

  1. Geobert Luhanga says:

    malawians lets love our country.The stadium is for all malawians,the vandalism is to affect all of us,the beauty it has will be for malawians,tourism it will bring will be the benefit of all malawians.Remember malawians,presidents will come and will go but never,never expect one to do the will of all malawians.Kamuzu said “you have voted for multiparty you have voted for war”.Too much talking confuses the brain.

  2. Xman says:

    THIS IS FOOLISHNESS… The country don’t have food, but you build a UGLY CHINESE STADIUM?

    I hope the DONORS NEVER RETURN TO THIS NASTY PLACE

    STUPID APES!

  3. cbk says:

    Tapangani zoti musegule stadium APA,mwayambila kukamba zambilimbili paja,sewer system, eeh magesi,iih mtl,kodi Ali kumwamba?Kuteloko mufuna mpaka. chaka chithe.

  4. 2016 welcome says:

    I guess the entire line ministry was on holiday when main construction work was reaching completion stages for it to start running up and down today. Incompetence of highest order. Shame!

  5. peter says:

    Thats great development we need this in Malawi

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