K2.5bn ‘Peter Mutharika’ stadium to be constructed in Thyolo
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Kondwani Nankhumwa, has said in honor to President Peter Mutharika, government has planned to construct a K2.5 billion stadium in his home, Thyolo district.
According to Nankhumwa, Dec Construction is in charge of the construction work that will last 18 months.
The 20,000-seater stadium, whose construction starts on January 29, will be built at the boma under the supervision of Blantyre City Council.
“I do not expect any substandard work and any delays in the completion of the project. Let me urge Thyolo District Council to closely monitor progress of these projects to ensure that contractors are doing quality work at all times,” Nankhumwa said during the ground-breaking ceremony.
Thyolo District Football Committee Chairperson, Chavi Mbewe said the stadium looks like a smaller version of the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, that was constructed under President Bingu wa Mutharika.
He said the stadium would be an ideal alternative venue for Blantyre-based Super League teams as it is only less than 30 minutes drive from the commercial city.
Nyasa Times understand that Thyolo Stadium is the most expensive district stadium to date compared to the same projects constructed under the DPP regime in Mangochi, Kasungu, Mulanje and Karonga costing around K400 million.
Reacting to the development, fearless youth activist Steven Simsokwe while commending the concerned DPP officials for disclosing the development said he is not surprised with the plan.
According to him, the Lomwe belt has been receiving number of projects than any other region under DPP tenure.
“Expect this if Malawians vote for DPP next year. I am happy that some senior DPP members from the north are against this. The Lomwe belt will continue receiving a lion’s share cake from this government,” said Simsokwe.
You fools of ruling party plz remember to build and construct a magnificent stadium in the northern region of Mzuzu.
Development must be shared equally and fairly. What criteria did use to choose Cholo for such construction.
Mbuzi za anthu alhomwe inu. Ndiponso nonse mumayankhula ngati mwayika zinthu mkamwa, why?
Ndinu mahulenso kwambiri.
We northerners and cabinet ministers, are so fed up with your stupid behaviour. Nkhope zanunso mumaoneka ngati simusamba ngakhale nafenso till naye mmodzi Obama, mwina kumufufuza siwakumpoto.
Dziko lino silanu paja mpoto ikakwiya mmaziwa zimene zimachitika. Anthu onyasa opanda mano mkamwa.
Hahahaha its our time you shithole
The good thing about democracy is the freedom to criticise, some years back wina anamangira nyumba abale ake ku mudzi wa Chiwengo onse ku Kasungu ndikumangakonso school using taxpayers money dziko lonse linamuimbira mmanja ndikumufunira moyo wamuyaya.
Busy building poor stadiums around the country. What is this nonsense? Is building stadiums more important than fixing the electricity problem? I cry my beloved country Malawi. It’s a shame. No-one is speaking against it. Why Thyolo? Because the President comes there or what? A country without direction. Pure nepostic ideas. Utter nonsense. This mess needs to be sorted out next year for sure. Malawi can’t be ruled by people who don’t care about anything other than their bank accounts. We need leaders that will have the will of people at heart and not the ones who steal public money.… Read more »
MMAyo ine thethyolo peplo getting brain washed. ku malawi kuno kudzaza ma stadium okha okha kenaka ma airport ku mangochi ,ku mzuzu ma renovations , miseu, citukuko at its peak,kkkkkkkkkkkk komaso ogwila ncito mukamaliza aciteni train ma protocols. eg ku ma airport amatsekulitsa ma katundu in a way ngati passenger we ndiwe criminal and not only that kutsekula infront every person- ndi mmanja mwakuda. witnessed this pa KIA. kwa ena amangoti mwabwerako ulendo uja bwana. tizavumbuluka liti kodi a malawi. wina azaombedwapo mapama. kuseca from each piece you are cayring . 1ox i hve landed at KIA koma all trips… Read more »
“The 20,000-seater stadium, whose construction starts on January 29 … ”
Where is the money coming from for this vanity project? Is it in the budget for the current financial year, so as to be able to fund the start of construction in about 10 days. Will Tiwonge Kumwenda follow up on this, and tell us about the arrival of bulldozers and so on?
Who decided the name f a structure? what is the basis for honouring Peter? What has he done to deserve the honour?
I have said this now and again!
Peter Muthalika is the most nepotistic and tribalistic President in the history of this country.
Malawians must unite to checkmate such a leader through the ballot in 2019