MCP and UDF back BB, Nomads stadia project in national budget

The only two parties who can give official response to the national budget statement in Parliament, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) have  spoken in support of the  Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets stadium projects.

Nyasa Director Fleetwood Haiya shows the design for their stadium at proposed site in Ngumbe

President Peter Mutharika during the May 21 Tripartite Elections campaign promised to build stadia for the country’s two top teams and an allocation of K1.6 billion has been made in the 2019/20 National Budget.

Presenting the budget response on behalf of MCP in parliament on Tuesday, MCP spokesperson on budget and finance, Collins Kajawa, said amid the political uncertainty and economic gloom, football is supposed to be a uniting factor.

“ MCP and many of us in this august House are football lovers and the majority of us could be supporters of either Nyasa Big Bullets or Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.

“It is strange, therefore, that the issue of budgetary allocation towards the construction of stadiafor our two most popular teams in the country has turned out to be divisive issue among

Malawians. Let us refrain from using football as a pony to satisfy our political egos,” said Kajawa.

He said what has been of concern to the opposition MPC  is not necessarily that the government wants to financially support these two football powerhouses  “but it is the manner in which the proposed fundingis planned to be done which raises a red flag.”

Kajawa proposed that “government should use the Public Private Partnership framework in consultation with the owners of the two teams.”

On its part, UDF spokesman on finance, Ishmael Nkumba said the money allocated to the project is “not enough to build such infrastructure” and cautioned government not to turn that budget line as” a political statement.”

Commenting on the stadi projects,  Chairperson of the Budget and Finance Committee of Parliament, Sosten Gwengwe,  said Public Finance Management Act should be followed.

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Principal Secretary Chancy Simwaka told a cluster meeting of Parliament last week in Lilongwe that the facilities will belong to government.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
2 years ago

It shows how stupid MCP and UDF will when they will get into power. It will be like replacing DPP with another stupid party.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

Inu ma cadet a DPP mukuona ngati MCP & UDF yabvomera kumanga ma stadia aaah! Anena kuti boma lilongosole pamene malamulo akuloledza kupereka ndalamazo chapter chake chiri page yanji my lady & my lord.

Moya
Moya
2 years ago

Don’t do this to us parliamentarians!!! We can’t be the the most idiotic parliament in the world building stadiums when we have no major hospital for diabetes, Cancer, BP, HIV needless to say lack of medicine, lack of food etc

Corrupt Khaphale
Corrupt Khaphale
2 years ago

Zadziwika kuti this is a propaganda by Nyasatimes. MCP is against using government money for private entities. Misleading heading aimed at confusing and cheating the masses.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
2 years ago

Ntembo pamenepo ndie uta?Watsala madzi amodzi .

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
2 years ago

MCP yawona kale kuti Mtambo awapwetekesa. Be careful MCP, trade carefully with Mtambo. He is a satanist. When you say no to Mtambo’s demos many people will respect your Party and the Leadership and the future for MCP will be there. Koma mukakamila kwa Mtambo, people will not have trust in MCP and the Leadership..

Doba Doba
2 years ago

our political parties are run by satanists —-just imagine sharing 4 Billion each in parliament just to block 50+1 bill—-sharing tractors bought on poor people’s loan —-building 2 stadia on one place while other region has none —-these are those live human being eaters in broad day light —–and we chose to defend them ? My God forbid !! Over my dead body !!

Nabetha
Nabetha
2 years ago

OFFICIAL RESPONSE WHAT?? THIS SPEAKS OF A LOOTING MENTALITY WHERE THEY ARE ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT FILLING THEIR BELLY DESPITE ORDINARY MALAWIAN SLEEPING ON AN EMPTY BELLY. WE ARE SICK OF LISTENING TO THEIR SELFISH WAYS!
BEFORE YOU CLOSE THIS SESSION WE NEED THE 50 PLUS 1 BILL TABLED!

2019
2019
2 years ago

Timu yathu iyo yalakwa chani kuyinena nena chauta azakulangani! kkkkkkk mtambo usamuka chaka chino

Achiswe'.'
2 years ago

We do not need such stupid reasoning. There are so many other needs that demand funding from the government. Most Malawians live in villages far away from soccer stadiums and have neither the will or the means to visit them. What they need is better housing, health care, education, adequate food and clothing, etc.

Linda Jumbo
2 years ago

Mtambo and Trapence see now you have no support. Mwapalamula Chitedze. The supporters for BB and Wanderers now will be on you. Munya muona mwawaputa dala. The opposition parties akukanilani kwasalano Masapota akukhaulitseni. Muphwitsa chaka chake nchino.

chitima
chitima
2 years ago
Reply to  Linda Jumbo

you are wrong, Mtambo and Trapence said the same thing .. No national budget for this but government should help the owners of the club through private public partnership… they can help them get loans … ETC or APMyo awapatse zanthumba

Bakha
2 years ago
Reply to  Linda Jumbo

HRDC FIGHTING A GOOD FIGHT FOR THE POOR AND VOICELESS —- QUOTA SYSTEM -‘- 2 STADIA NONE IN THE NORTH — NO AIRPORT IN THE NORTH —‘TINGOGAWANAPO ZIDA YAPA BASI —‘

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