Mangochi Stadium officially opened

Newly constructed multi-million kwacha Mangochi stadium has been officially launched meaning the facilities could be ready to host matches, mostly for regional football leagues.

Mangochi Stadium’s VIP stand

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa officially opened the Mangochi Stadium on Saturday following completion of construction works at the site.

Nankhumwa said  it was government’s wish to see councils maximizing revenue collection for their smooth operations.

The Minister appealed to people to jealously guard the facility and to avoid vandalism of any kind.

With another stadium yet to be officially opened in Zomba, he observed that the Eastern Region would soon be leading with more stadiums than the other regions.

Already, Karonga, Rumphi, Kasungu and Mulanje have newly constructed stadiums under the Local Development Fund (LDF) and some of these stadiums are scheduled to open shortly, according to Nankhumwa.

The Mangochi Stadium pegged at K407 million was funded by the German Government with Mangochi Town Council contributing K14.1 million, representing 3.5 percent, according to LDF Executive Director, Charles Mandala.

He said government will continue with the initiative of constructing stadia across the country.

“This is a very lucrative programme for local authorities and as we speak now, Mulanje Stadium is generating a lot of revenue,” Mandala explained, adding that they are training stadium committees to manage the facilities.

He said the stadiaare meant to improve sports at grassroots level and help the council use sports to generate revenue.

Parliamentarian for Mangochi Central, Dr. Clement Chiwaya hailed government for the stadium adding that as a tourist destination, the district needed such facilities including a 5-Star hotel.

He  believes that the stadium will attract top Super League teams.

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BB Kalamtedza
BB Kalamtedza
3 years ago

Koma Malawi 😀😀😀. We call this structure a stadium?

Gift
Gift
3 years ago

why build a stadium in every district when students in universities are sleeping outside campus, leading to girl living unsecured life.let first things be first .dont see any benefit of stadium at all.

Jamax
Jamax
3 years ago
Reply to  Gift

Hey come on Gift what do you mean? You mean the stadium is useless? Development does not mean one thing, Don’t blame Mr. Nankhumwa no blame the Minister of Education & tell him to build more hostels ok …….. Remember Rome was not built in a day.

matela
matela
3 years ago
Reply to  Jamax

mukamapereka ndemanga musazione kukula stadium is more important to many

Maleta
Maleta
3 years ago
Reply to  Gift

There are more people in Mangochi than all the people in universities put together.

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