K1.6bn for BB, Nomads stadia projects: Indoor netball court get Malawi budget share

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha included in the 2019/20 National Budget K1.8 billion for stadia projects of local football giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers.

Mwanamveka announced in budget stadium allocation of funds to stadium projects and indoor netball court

Mwanamvekha announced the budget for the projects in his budget statement delivered at Parliament in Lilongwe on Monday.

This follows President Peter Mutharika directive to Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS), Blantyre City Council (BCC) and the then Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development to construct stadiums for the two domestic football powerhouses.

Bullets were allocated land near Moneymen Growth Centre along Chikwawa Road for the project while Wanderers opted for land that lies near Kanjedza Forest in Limbe West opposite Blantyre Teachers Training College.

In his budget statement, Mwanamvekha said there is an allocation for the construction of the two stadiums.

“A total of K1.6 billion has been allocated for the two stadiums. K800 million each,” he said.

Mwanamvekha also disclosed that an allocation of K200 million has been made for the construction of the “state-of-the-art” indoor netball complex.

He said the netball complex will be of international standard which will enable Malawi to host international tournaments to host teams such as England, New Zealand and Jamaica.

Netball has put Malawi on the global map through the Malawi Queens’ success.

Mwanamvekha, however, could not commit himself to saying when the project will start and the completion period.

The Finance minister also committed K500 million in the national budget for the Mzuzu Youth Centre and another K500 million for the reconstruction of the Kamuzu Institute for Youth in Lilongwe.

“Government is also in the process of identifying financial resources for the construction of a National Stadium in Blantyre,” he said.

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Thengo Liweta
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Thengo Liweta

Kodi a HRDC ali ndi manifestoi ayo ? Ngati ali nayo Bwanji anthu sanaivotere ? There is Leadership in Democracy. True leaders dictate their vision after some discussion. This time the government should dictate its vision.

Piper
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Piper

This is utter pathetic behaviour by this government. If that’s the case then build stadia for all football teams in the country. Netball gets peanuts and yet that’s the only sport we are good at. This government has its priorities upside down…

chimanga
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BB ndi Noma mu government budget zoona? Does Malawi have this luxury? Ndale zaukape zayambikazi

Sloan
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Sloan

uku nde ganiza ngati mwayika mabuzi a APM nkamwa uku…Tax yathu ayi ndi uchitsiru wanuwu…mu auze ma sapota ndi company owning these teams to fund for the stadium ..not my tax.mxxiii

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Kestern Wa Mafuta Centre

Though I am a Wonder’s Die Hard Supporter, I don’t agree with what Government is doing, how can Government construct Stadiums for Private Companies, while these companies makes lots of money and can’t NMC and BF not construct stadiums for their teams? Hospitals lacks medicines, pupils in schools learning under trees, roads in rural areas are poor, and Government is busy allocating Over a billion for Stadiums, shame.

Bruke
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Koma abale ma stadium ake akhala otani,800 million Basi akhala ndi ma stand koma eish it is almost the same cost ndi ma stadium ama district,bullets need bigger,better stadiam CAF standards osati stadiam ngati ya Balaka chamba eti

Bima
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Bima

We don’t have legislation that gives parliament the mandate to fund private entities. The house must first pass the necessary law to be used only for these teams but any private establishment that need government funding. I will not be surprised if in the end parliament will be asked to fund businesses belonging to party financiers.

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Njolo mpilu

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