Chakwera lays foundation stone for indoor sports complex named after Griffin Saenda

President Lazarus Chakwera on Friday  laid a foundation stone at the site of the new state-of-the-art first ever multipurpose indoor sports complex to be constructed in Lilongwe’s Area 48, named Griffin Saenda in honour of  former  Malawi National Netball Team coach, late Griffin ‘Zagalo’ Saenda.

President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera honors late Griffin Sayenda by naming a Multipurpose indoor games complex in Lilongwe.(C) Govati Nyirenda
President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera honors late Griffin Sayenda by naming a Multipurpose indoor games complex in Lilongwe.(C) Govati Nyirenda
President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera reads the enscribed stone he laid for Griffin Sayenda sports complex project in Liongwe on Friday.(C) Govati Nyirenda
President Lazarus Chakwera speaking.(C) Govati Nyirenda
Pictures of a completed Griffin Sayenda complex in Lilongwe.(C) Govati Nyirenda

Speaking after the inspection of the progress of the project, President Chakwera said Saenda was an icon who knew how to build a winning team as evidenced by his masterminded global victories of the Malawi Queens that saw country being put on the global face as far as netball success is concerned.

“Griffin Saenda masterminded the global  victories of the Malawi National Netball Team, which has in turn given Malawi a global reputation for netball success.

“For this reason, I declare that this facility be named ‘Griffin Saenda Sports Complex”, in honour of this legend who proved that Malawi can be a winning team.”

Chakwera said he expects the  construction of the facility to be completed.

“I will be back at the scheduled time of  completion to check that it was done on time, and I will not entertain failure or excuses,” said the President.

On the project progress, Chakwera said his administration wishes to see it alongside all other projects initiated to be completed on time and within its budget without compromising on quality.

Chakwera  lamented his disappointment on the progress of the security officers’ houses project which he launched recently, saying the snail’s pace the project is going at doesn’t align with his administration’s desire and agenda, adding that such sluggish pace won’t be tolerated under his administration.

The construction work of the sports complex started in January 2021 and is expected to be completed by August this year and is the first to be named after a sports legend.

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Nyusesi
1 month ago

But this structure doesn’t look nice at all. It looks like a ruin already. Can’t we build something similar to the CUBE of China??? And I also want to thank APM for building the interchange and a state of the art road to Nsungwi Market in Area 25 in Lilongwe all the way to Dzenza Secondary School. Uyu Chakwera is failing even to fill potholes at Galiver in Area 49. This Chakwera of yours has no strategy at all. APM ndikuchikwezatu on Infrastructure Development; Economic Growth; Good Governance; and Rule of Law. Tingoti DPP ndi more fire on everything.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
1 month ago
Reply to  Nyusesi

Which APM? The sleepy faggot President?

gonthako
gonthako
1 month ago
Reply to  Nyusesi

even kupha ma albino

Black Market
Black Market
1 month ago
Reply to  Nyusesi

It is very clear that you are being political n not objective in your analysis. Wait for the outputs of the LMC first budget n come back with your rudimentary understanding of analysis.

The Khumalos are racketeering
The Khumalos are racketeering
1 month ago
Reply to  Black Market

Yes let’s wait for the sweet talker’s term to elapse. Meanwhile let’s not whine much about ‘1 million jobs in first year alone’ because he has promised elsewhere that he will give a report on the same sooner (although how soon can also be waited upon for a little while) and he narrated that the AIP has had an employment effect that added to the ‘1 million jobs’ that have been created. Let’s also hear him (you can extend the same to listening or even understanding him if you like) when he blames covid 19 for his woes which includes… Read more »

Chokwadu
Chokwadu
1 month ago

What lessons did Chakwera learn from Magufuli..almost 1 year into leadership and nothing to show. His friend restructured the whole civil service by removing all those who were recruited without qualifications yet his approach is progressive where he is recalling retired civil servants and employing people without qualifications like Bandulo.

Nyusesi
1 month ago
Reply to  Chokwadu

Indeed Chakwera is full of cheap talk. Muboma umu muli anthu opanda ma requisite qualification ali thooooo! Makamaka achewa ndi atumbuka!!!

Rabbi Nyirenda
Rabbi Nyirenda
1 month ago
Reply to  Nyusesi

They came in because of the Lhomwe based government which was saturated by region hence stuffing with anthu opanda ma qualification. Blame DPP government.

David
David
1 month ago

The complex will be completed in August 2022 The laying of a foundation stone is traditional in construction of public buildings T he difference in this case it that construction of the project is well advanced not just an open field The project is happening

Yao king
Yao king
1 month ago

Oyiya

Chicken George
Chicken George
1 month ago

Is Chakwera a trained bricklayer. Chakwera go back to brick 🧱 layer.

#MyPresident
#MyPresident
1 month ago

I don’t know about you, but I think we need to move beyond this nonsense of laying foundation stones. I must believe that Chakwera would have taken this time to go to Capitol Hill to see how his civil servants are doing. I am a supporter of Tonse, but I don’t support this nonsense. We need to do things differently from what the DPP was doing. Unfortunately, I am not seeing and like many people we are slowly getting frustrated. We need to change the way of doing things. Period.

Russie
Russie
1 month ago

Let the stones be the last thing to put up. How many stones are lying around Malawi bearing false hope to the communities. Mr President, stick to something tangible. Refrain from this culture of stones

Maga
Maga
1 month ago

August this year. Not to entertain excuses for failure.
Thats the way to go Bwana

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 month ago

Am impressed with naming Griffin Saenda as he has greatly changed netball status unlike football

Banda
Banda
1 month ago
Reply to  Opportunist

It is unfortunate the Queens are still underfunded

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