Malawi govt chases away illegal cultivators around Bingu stadium

Government has started landscaping around the multi billion Chinese funded magnificent Bingu Stadium in Lilongwe, after successfully chasing away some people who illegally grabbed the land for cultivation.

Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe

Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe

This shows the government is making the stadium ready for use in 2016 after the Chinese government officially handed it over to the Malawi government last month.

Government chief landscaper Saulos Kachitsa said the government did not meet resistance from the illegal land grabbers who cultivated maize around the state of the art stadium.

“We flighted advertisements in the media warning people not to cultivate the land this year. In addition, we held a series of meetings with local leaders around the stadium so most people did not cultivate, they adhered to our call,” said Kachitsa.

Minister of Works Francis Kasaila said recently that the government is planning to have new roads to the stadium to ease congestion on the main roads when the stadium is open.

Football Associaion of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said his organisation is waiting for communication from the government before arranging matches to be played at the stadium.

“We cannot just fix matches at the stadium without a written communication from the government to tell us that the stadium is ready,” he said.

He said if the government writes FAM before February, then the maiden game at the stadium would be between the national team, the Flames and Guinea scheduled in March.

Minister of Sports Grace Obama says the stadium would e ready as soon as government building inspectors have completed the inspection of the stadium, the first of its kind in Malawi.

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21 thoughts on “Malawi govt chases away illegal cultivators around Bingu stadium”

  1. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Why can’t I see tall trees around the stadium for us. Olo mapolo a magetsi sakuwoneka.
    Fit for political rallies.

  2. Bololo says:

    Sanity has finally prevailed. Why does the city allow people to cultivate each and every piece of “idle” land in the cities, Lilongwe in particular. How many bags of maize can be harvested from such small allotments. This only makes the cities dangerous when overgrown with Maize and not to mention that the cities look like villages.
    You will notice this practice even at the so called city centre. Chimidzi chake chiticho a Malawi.

  3. chimphona says:

    finally i can take my south african frnd to watch soccer at this magnificent sports arena.He used to tease me abt this

  4. Mbawa says:

    I heard our then secretary at Mtsiriza Cath. Church (2005 to 2006) reading notices from Lilongwe City Council kuuza anthu asiye kulima malowa koma anthu amangolimabe. Kuwaletsaku sikunabwere modzidzimutsa. Komabe thanx for informing us.

  5. zeni_zeni says:

    I believe the bettet name is “NATIONAL STADDIUM”

  6. ngozo says:

    Kaya mukuti napwevupwevu, mtumbo pako

  7. MCHEMO says:


  8. We are awaiting this

  9. chizamsoka munthali says:

    Name it Lilongwe National stadium or Lingadzi osati zinazi

  10. chakuda says:

    Mmuzisankha ma team oti tizawina2

  11. mapwevupwevu says:

    Suzgo Nyirenda is full of shit!

  12. Yakobo wa ku Mangoni says:

    So bwana Mwamuna saakalamba. Should we wait till April.

  13. Ayambe ndi akunja?ndiye ziti zimenezo?tiyesere tokha kaye inu,,,,bwanji kodi?

  14. KARU UNITED says:

    1 is very right, testing, testing should require local teams.

  15. Woyera says:

    I don’t agree that the first game should be international. osayipatsa minyama stadium..mufuna anthu adzakwiye tsiku la chisangalaro eti?

  16. Bola pamenepo asmajaire kulima mpaka pa stadium?

  17. Osman Lastnumber says:

    Mumati ayamba kumenyelapo as soon as tchito ikatha,, Nde mukutiso maybe March kkkkkk @MalawiKumpanje

  18. Israel says:

    Running track wooooooo!

  19. Israel says:

    Good for Olympics not football because it has a running truck,stadiums for football need spectators to be close to the pitch not miles away because of the truck.Mumange yina for football or else Chinese should go back home.

  20. Prophet Bashiri says:

    Named after that mad thug Bingu is it? A Malawi are a pathetic lot!

  21. Mwamuna sakalamba says:

    I don’t think it’s a good idea for the maiden/first game to be an international one as put by FAM. I would suggest before that arrange for a super league game to be played there as a test for the facility. Timayamba tayeserera zinthu inu! What if you realise that some facilities are not working accordingly during the international match, what will you do? Mufuna muzatipangitse manyazi? Chokani apa! Amatero?

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