Minister of Youth and Sports Grace Chiumia and Malawi Council of Sports officials are in bitter war of words following government decision to rent out Kamuzu Institute for youth.
Council officials are accusing the youngest minister in the Peter Mutharika administration of renting out the facility to Lilongwe University of Agriculrure and Natural Resources and forcibly evicting the council officials without notice.
But in a radio interview, Chiumia accused the council officials of running down the place.
“They were told in writing to vacate the premises. They were not chased away, that is not true. They were told in writing to vacate the place because they had failed to manage it. The infrastructure is now dilapidated,” said Chiumia.
Chiumia said the place will be available for all sports activities during weekends although it will now be under Luanar.
She also accused the council officials of rushing to the media before seeking information from relevant authorities.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :