Malawi to construct 20,000 seater stadium in Karonga

Malawi government has finally handed over to the contractor the site where it is going to construct a stadium in Karonga District which will cost about K504 million from Local Development Fund.

Karonga to have stadium

Karonga to have stadium

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Director of Urban Development in the Local Development Fund (LDF) which is under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Mike Moyo, said government wants to promote sports in the country through infrastructure development.

The site for the stadium is at Baka Research Station in the area of Traditional Authority Kyungu and was handed over to Nangaunozge Building Contractor who will construct the stadium.

Moyo said the stadium, which will have a capacity of 20, 000 people, is expected to cost K504 million from Local Development Fund.

Despite producing quality players and competitive teams, Karonga District does not have a stadium and games are played on an open ground.

Construction of the stadium is expected to start on October 15 this year and that it is expected to run for four years before it is completed.

In his remarks, Director of Administration for Karonga District Council, James Tembo, said the stadium will help the council to boost revenue collection through gate fees in addition to motivating both players and spectators.

“As a council, we feel that this is a great opportunity in a way because the stadium will help us to source money and be able to do some developments with gate collections.

“Apart from financial gains, the stadium will also help our youths to improve their physical fitness through different games that would be played, and in so doing, they will have no time to indulge in bad behaviour,” said Tembo.

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20,000 seater 4 years? Just too much? You mean if you want a stadium like old Trafford it can take 20-25 years? Be serious, Ooooho! Main a mukufuna mungotipusisa! This is our money people of Karonga so no politician should say Federer wamvas bwampini Peter Mthalika?
President wopusa ngati uyu sinamuonepo!
Wakwiya ndi KHWITA


@ mapiri. Which federal govt are you talking about? Is local development fund mean federal govt to you? Sometimes learn to say thanks to the govt no matter what how witchy you are. Finally, am not a bootlicker and you must take note of that.


People who comment here are confusing between a national project and a local one. This is a local project funded by Local Development Fund, requested by local people of karonga. It has nothing to do with Peter Mutharika. If the ruling party will use it for campaign , they will take advantage of peoples ignorance of matters of this nature

mwenengana fyamba fimpapatire
mwenengana fyamba fimpapatire

this is welcome development to us bina karonga dagha fiyo APM potwinong’onera

Mzuzu corner

This is good news for Karonga but when are we having a new modern stadium in Mzuzu city?Authorities please ask the chinese to construct one for us. The one which is there is not befitting my city


Tiwonenge lumoza how long and isazagwe ili ndi wanthu


Karonga deserves a modern stadium,a top professional club, and a city because it is the gateway to the east African region.No district in Malawi has vast football talent like Karonga.

The players that Bitomani has named had special talent and no Malawian player plying his trade in South Africa can be compared to those players.The likes of Kinnah Phiri, Zorro Msiska,Spy Msiska,and Kannock Munde also emerged from Karonga not forgetting Barnett Gondwe,Ernest Mtawali, and Jimmy Mphamba.I wonder why the past Malawian governments couldn’t prioritize building football infrastructure in all districts especially those that produce a lot of talent.


There is a high (secondary) school in the state of Texas in US which spent $60,000,000 on a stadium and it turned out to be substandard due to cost cutting. Even after adjusting for the differences in the cost of doing bussiness between US and Malawi, K504,000, 000 is equivalent to $1,000,000 and it is a JOKE!!!!


Thanks 4 the development in advance but nangaunogze z nt fit 4 dat. Secondly,4yrs z 2 much 4 a 20,000 seater stadium. U can do it in 2yrs tym if however u’re really serious. Twe bina kalonga tukuti ndagha fiyo.


Excellent project but taking 4 years to build a 20,000 stadium is beyond a joke. If dpp wants to use it as a campaign tool, then they must build it within 2 years. Otherwise the people of karonga will not be fooled.

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