Malawi govt chases away illegal cultivators around Bingu stadium

Government has started landscaping around the multi billion Chinese funded magnificent Bingu Stadium in Lilongwe, after successfully chasing away some people who illegally grabbed the land for cultivation.

Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe
Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe

This shows the government is making the stadium ready for use in 2016 after the Chinese government officially handed it over to the Malawi government last month.

Government chief landscaper Saulos Kachitsa said the government did not meet resistance from the illegal land grabbers who cultivated maize around the state of the art stadium.

“We flighted advertisements in the media warning people not to cultivate the land this year. In addition, we held a series of meetings with local leaders around the stadium so most people did not cultivate, they adhered to our call,” said Kachitsa.

Minister of Works Francis Kasaila said recently that the government is planning to have new roads to the stadium to ease congestion on the main roads when the stadium is open.

Football Associaion of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said his organisation is waiting for communication from the government before arranging matches to be played at the stadium.

“We cannot just fix matches at the stadium without a written communication from the government to tell us that the stadium is ready,” he said.

He said if the government writes FAM before February, then the maiden game at the stadium would be between the national team, the Flames and Guinea scheduled in March.

Minister of Sports Grace Obama says the stadium would e ready as soon as government building inspectors have completed the inspection of the stadium, the first of its kind in Malawi.

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Achimidzimidzi
Achimidzimidzi
5 years ago

Why can’t I see tall trees around the stadium for us. Olo mapolo a magetsi sakuwoneka.
Fit for political rallies.

Bololo
Bololo
5 years ago

Sanity has finally prevailed. Why does the city allow people to cultivate each and every piece of “idle” land in the cities, Lilongwe in particular. How many bags of maize can be harvested from such small allotments. This only makes the cities dangerous when overgrown with Maize and not to mention that the cities look like villages.
You will notice this practice even at the so called city centre. Chimidzi chake chiticho a Malawi.

chimphona
5 years ago

finally i can take my south african frnd to watch soccer at this magnificent sports arena.He used to tease me abt this

Mbawa
Mbawa
5 years ago

I heard our then secretary at Mtsiriza Cath. Church (2005 to 2006) reading notices from Lilongwe City Council kuuza anthu asiye kulima malowa koma anthu amangolimabe. Kuwaletsaku sikunabwere modzidzimutsa. Komabe thanx for informing us.

zeni_zeni
zeni_zeni
5 years ago

I believe the bettet name is “NATIONAL STADDIUM”

ngozo
ngozo
5 years ago

Kaya mukuti napwevupwevu, mtumbo pako

MCHEMO
MCHEMO
5 years ago

FORWARD DEVELOPMENT. KAMUZU SHOULD BE HAPPY WITH BINGU IN THEIR UNION KUMWAMBAKO

Justice Phiri
5 years ago

We are awaiting this

chizamsoka munthali
chizamsoka munthali
5 years ago

Name it Lilongwe National stadium or Lingadzi osati zinazi

chakuda
5 years ago

Mmuzisankha ma team oti tizawina2

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