Citizens sign petition against Wanderers, Bullets stadia construction

Concerned grouping, Citizens of Progressive Action, have prepared a petition that is demanding the government to rescind its decision to built stadia for local football giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers using public funds after Parliament approved  Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture vote in the 2019/20 National Budget which includes funding of stadia.

Mphande (left) and his colleague Mpambira Kambewa during the presser
Lunch at stadium: Bullets supporters eating Nsima with bonya

Briefing  reporters at Alendo Hotel in Blantyre, the grouping’s Chief Operations Strategist, Pemphero Mphande said the petition has been posted online for people to sign and he says so far close to 10 000 people have responded to it.

Parliament on Thursday approved a K1.7 trillion budget in the 2019/20 financial year which included K1.6 billion towards the construction of the two teams’ stadia.

But Mphande said they are appalled that even the opposition Members of Parliament approved the stadia construction vote “ yet there was a public outcry against this decision using public funds long before it was tabled in Parliament.”

Acting   leader of opposition in Parliament Robin Lowe said the government used its numerical strength in the House to push for stadiums’ vote, saying “otherwise it is unfortunate.”

Parliament approved an allocation of K9 billion to the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture in the budget of which K1.6 billion will go towards the stadia projects (K800 million each).

Though the budget was already passed, Mphande said they will still engage the government and the MPs and that’s why they have prepared the petition.

“It could have made sense for government to fund football in particular and sports in general using public funds through sponsoring national events that can benefit everyone across the board, not for two privately owned football clubs.

“How about the other teams that these two clubs compete with at national level? Don’t such teams also deserve their own infrastructure?”

President Peter Mutharika defended the move to construct stadiums for the two teams last month, saying they will be used and enjoyed by the public.

“The question of why government is constructing stadiums for the two private teams does, [therefore], not arise,” he said during an audience he had with the two teams.

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HAPPY boy
HAPPY boy
11 months ago

OUR PRAYER SHOULD BE ,”MAY GOD GIVE US PRUDENT AND WISE LEADERS.”
FOOTBALL TEAMS ARE A PRIVATE ENTERPRISE OR BUSINESS.
SO USING TAX PAYER MONEY TO FUND A PRIVATE ENTITY IS FRAUD .
FRAUD ,FRAUD , FRAUD,
FRAUDULENT, FRAUDULENTLY
FRAUDULENT INDEED.
AND ABUSE OF POWER
ABUSE OF POWER
ABUSE OF POWER
ABUSE OF POWER
ABUSE OF POWER
PARLIAMENT SANCTIONED FRAUD IN AN IMPOVERISHED COUNTRY
PARLIAMENT SANCTIIONED FRAUD IN AN IMPOVERISHED DONOR DEPENDENT COUNTRY
PARLIAMENT SANCTIONED FRAUD IN AN IMPOVERISHED COUNTRY MALAWI
SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME

Meluce Guy
Meluce Guy
11 months ago

Malawi,
What are we??

Joloza
11 months ago

Sizikumvetsani chisoni ground limene cosafa under 17 akumenyera lija? Imene ija si stadium ngakhale tikutchula Kuti Mpira Stadium. Ground limene lija silikufana ngakhale ndimabwalo a Mpira a primary school mmayiko ena. Sitingafananizenso NDI bwalo la high school kapena university. Pakanakhala ma stadium abwino sibwenzi cosafa under 17 tournament ikumenyedwera kumene kuja. Tikufunika ma stadium abwino osati timabwalo ta Mpira ta primary school tilinatoti. Ndiye zimene boma lachita NDI chinthu chabwino. Koma poti chilichonse kwathu chinalowa ndale.

Joni
Joni
11 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

Koma iwe Cadet sikukumvetsa chisoni ukapita kuchipataala chaboma azibale athu akumafa mankhwala kulibe, ana akumafera mumakalasi osakhala bwino komanso ana kumaphunzilira pansi pamitengo, misewu yowonongeka komanso yaying’ono kwambiri, FISP mwachepetsa chifukwa mukuti ndalama mulibe, JC munachotsa mukuti zikutha ndalama……zonsezo, nkumamanga ma stadia okaseweleramo??

Poti inu mumapita kuzipatala za private ndipo ana anu kumasukulu a private…..taganizirani anthu akumudzi pulizi…..Palibe nzeru apa ndithuu!

Machendekhwepe
Machendekhwepe
11 months ago

Iwe Mphande you must be stupid where were u all this tym when the vote was being discussed don’t u know that once the budget is passed it becomes law? Ur friend Mtambo started this did you see him continuing with that route? We supporters of the 2 clubs we are watching with keen interest and we will defend the decision already made

Joni
Joni
11 months ago
Reply to  Machendekhwepe

You are very, very stupid ndi masapota anzakowo…..simuganizira wanthu akumudzi!

Zima Langson
Zima Langson
11 months ago

This first time ever in my life that, government do this to football club in da world. In South Africa 75%of people loves kaizer chiefs and pirates. Did government help or do this to those clubs?? Answer is no. Chiefs no stadium up to now. I naver know in this wonderful world government do Sach to club football teams. F**ck this government.

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
11 months ago
Reply to  Zima Langson

With this kind of English I see gvnt continuing with their plans for the stadiums.

JOHN GOOD
JOHN GOOD
11 months ago
Reply to  Graham Zali

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. English at its best

The Patriot
The Patriot
11 months ago

Well done, there are times when we the taxpayers need to stand up and drum some sense into our good -for nothing non tax paying pliticians! One day they will vote to sell Malawi if we let them get away with every dull decision in the so called august house!

Chonzi Norman Gondwe
Chonzi Norman Gondwe
11 months ago

Why did the opposition MPs vote for this? Nyasaland sadzatheka basi.

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