Malawi’s yet-to-be opened 40,000-seater Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe’s crime prone area of Ntandire has been hit by thieves again.
According to chief sports officer in the Ministry of Sports and Culture Joseph Kayamba, last week thieves stole eight water taps at the $70 million (K26.6 billion) Chinese government-funded stadium.
They were installed in one of the toilets of the stadium that requires K500 million for electricity and security facilities installation to become operational.
Two unnamed suspects who were arrested police officers who guard the facility were freed because there was no vehicle to take them to a police station for questioning.
The stadium has suffered vandalism and theft many times.
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 :