Malawi ‘s minister of defence, Ken Kandodo, who is also member of parliament for Kasungu central has disclosed that government will proceed with its plans to construct a stadium in the central region tobacco growing district.
He said a consultant has already been identified and is expected to start work within the next two months.
The former regime of late Bingu wa Mutharika announced last year that it would construct a K200 million stadium in Kasungu, however, nothing materialised casting doubt over the future of the project.
“Government has now agreed that the project should proceed as planned. As I speak a consultant has already been identified and government will soon engage a constructor to start the project,” assured Kandodo.
Meanwhile, Kandodo has launched a football and netball trophy worth K2.5 million to be competed for by youths from Kasungu Central Constituency.
“My main aim is to promote football and netball in our district but at the same time provide entertainment to the people here who come from all parts of the district,” said Kandodo who started sponsoring football in the district in 2008 when he was campaigning for the parliamentary seat.
While promising to continue supporting sports in the district, the minister said the launching of the trophies was a platform through which youth in the district would be able to showcase their talents.
Kandodo observed that since he started sponsoring football in the district most teams have improved their performances.
One of the teams from Kasungu, Police Football Club, is one example of teams that have greatly benefited from Kandodo’s support and is a force to reckon with in the central region league.
The Kasungu team progressed to the national championships of the ongoing Presidential Cup having finished as best losers at regional level.