Malawi names China-funded stadium after Bingu wa Mutharika

Malawi government has named the  Chinese-funded stadium being built in   in the capital city, Lilongwe after  late president Bingu wa Mutharika.

Malawi's Chinese-funded stadium under construction in Lilongwe

Malawi’s Chinese-funded stadium under construction in Lilongwe

The stadium, which is earmarked for completion in November,  will be called Bingu National Stadium.

Youth Sports Minister Grace Obama Chiumia confirmed the development and said this is in honour of the fallen leader who initiated the construction of the stadium with a 40 000 capacity.

“The reason was that the late president was the one who initiated this project and cabinet felt it wise and proper to name it in his honour,” said Chiumia.

The stadium is being built with funding from the Chinese government.

The $70 million (K26.6 billion) stadium built in Lilongwe boasts an extendable roof, electronic and electrical equipment, an electronic scoreboard, 110 closed-circuit television cameras and a posh VIP lounge.

Once completed, 85 percent of the stadium will have covered stands with in-built floodlights.

The stadium was previously moved to Blantyre by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) under the leadership of late Mutharika but later President Joyce Banda who took over the leadership following Mutharika’s sudden death relocated it back to Lilongwe.

She laid a foundation stone marking the beginning of the construction of the stadium on 11th July, 2012.

Meanwhile,  Malawi government has arranged a trip to Zambia for officials in the Ministry of Sports to learn how to manage the stadium .

China already built a similar stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.

Deputy principal secretary in the ministry, Symon Maliko, said the orientation is to prepare for eventual takeover of the facility from the Ministry of Lands.

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YAMAWEYA INJILE
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yakunon’ga

Nyokopala
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bingu was great dilu

Zosautsa
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Tulo basi. His own house he named it Casablanca. You are busy naming national structures after that idiot. Indeed that is why we Malawians are likened to dead people who cannot think

HUDSON SCARIOT
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Why don’t you name it THE WARM HEART STADIUM?

ODI UKO
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J.B INTERNATIONAL STADIUM what a nice and sweet name to mention I have declared and let it be established in Jesus name. Amen.

ODI UKO
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WE KNOW WHO BROUGHT BACK TO LILONGWE THAT STADIUM AND THATS WILL BE THE NAME THAT THE STADIUM WILL TAKE EVEN GOD KNOWS SAY NYO O O MUONE IF GOD IS NOT GOING TO CAST YOU OUT OF THE RING AGAIN

Mandevu Waluza
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Only for this stadium we need to consult all Malawians to avoid changing of the name in future. I do not think DPP will be there forever. UDF changed Kamuzu Stadiun to Chichiri Stadium and when DPP came in it was reversed back to Kamuzu Stadium. Please only for this stadium let us have the name that will be agreed upon by all Malawians and not only very few ones.

BWANA
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Koma ndiye ee mwalimbana. Zinthu zikavuta let God alone solve, not peoples mind. Bwanji sunja anatisovera zijazi zinthu zitavuta. why not now.

Mnyasaland
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Zimene mwayambazo ndi chiyambi choti pa stadium imeneyi tidzaluzirapo chifukwa cha minyama ya Moya wanuyo amene mukuti galaundi litchedwe dzina lake.Mmene amafuna kuti lipite ku mmwera panali nzeru pamepo. Kudzikonda basi mukufuna chilichonse chikhale kumwera ngati kuti Malawi ndi wa inu nokha. Chauta naye amaona kuti pamenepa chilungamo chasowa ndiye ndibwino kosowetsa wopanda chilungamo ndi chikondiyo. Ambuye munatiombola ananufe pomva madandaulo athu pamabvuto ambili amene munthuyu anabweletsa mu dziko lino.

ujeni
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Why give the Stadium a Mozambican name

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