Malawi plans to construct a stadium in Zomba

Malawi government has said it has plans to construct a five thousand people capacity stadium in Zomba as a way of increasing recreational grounds for the people in the former capital city.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Enock Chihana revealed this at Mateketa primary school ground after presenting business equipment to 130 youths in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) M’mbiza in the district.

Chihana said government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has sent engineers to conduct a feasibility assessment in the district to find a suitable place for the construction of the sports complex.

Chihana: Zomba stadium in the pipeline
Chihana: Zomba stadium in the pipeline

“Government plans to construct a stadium in Zomba District as part of the youth empowerment. The development has come following complaints from the city’s residents that they depend on one old community ground for their games, a thing which retards the essence of their interaction and recreation.

The stadium will be of the modern standard to cater for the prevailing times. Some of the big football trophies will also be held at the stadium,”said the Minister.

However, Chihana did not disclose when and where the stadium is expected to be built, saying the ministry is waiting for a report from the construction officials who are still inspecting the district.

“We are waiting for the officials who up to the moment are still looking for a suitable and conducive place for the stadium to update us. Once the report is made available, then everything about the time and venue will be communicated,” explained Chihana.

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