MP Chimwendo tells Nyasa, Be Forward to construct stadia for their clubs

Dowa East legislator Richard Chimwendo Banda (Malawi Congress Party-MCP) has put his weight behind those who are against the idea by President Peter Mutharika to build soccer stadiums for two oldest local soccer clubs in the country Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets.

Chimwendo Banda: Don’t use taxpayers’ money to enhance private companies.

Chimwendo made the sentiments during budget deliberations in Malawi Parliament.

Just like most of the commentators, Chimwendo said: “I cannot allow government resources which are meant to go to hospitals to provide drugs, which are meant to build school infrastructure to go and build a Stadium for a private owned company”.

According to the MCP lawmaker, the two clubs are private entities.

He claims the companies are rich enough to construct stadiums on their own hence asking management of the two clubs to draft proposals on the same.

“Nyasa is owned by Nyasa Limited. Wanderers is owned by Be Forward. I had an opportunity to be with Be Forward in Japan, I saw how rich they are, why don’t you write proposals and give them to build you a Stadium? Why do you come and get money from poor country like this one?” wondered Chimwendo.

“Why can’t you build Stadium for Mzuzu? Let us face the reality, don’t use taxpayer’s money to fund private company. We can’t allow that” he added.

Malawi President Mutharika pledged to construct two stadiums for the two sides during one of his campaign rally prior to the controversial May 21st 2019 Tripartite General Elections.

The government went further to allocate K1.6 Billion towards the construction project hence attracting mixed reactions.

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joseph Banda
joseph Banda
1 year ago

Empty head. This project will unleash potentials who can go very far with academic studies. Private sector uses roads constructed by Govt. Air lines are constructed by Govts but used by private air carriers. That’s how things work.

Yudah
Yudah
1 year ago

Bwana Richie are you sure that wanderers FC is owned by Be Forward or u are trying to be ignorant on the difference between Sponsorship and Ownership? You are right that Bullets is owned by NMC because it was sold to them at Mk1 but wanderers is not owned by Be Forward but community just as Bullets was then before NMC acquired it.

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
1 year ago

Ndinjira yobera ndalama.

Thyolo Thava Boy
1 year ago

Am a Big Bullets supporter but I do not like the idea of using tax payers money to construct stadia for our club. Buy drugs in hospitals or increase funding to Higher Education Loans Board so that the more needy students benefit from it. Please MPs be sober on this issue. Malawi first , politics later

Bwatika
Bwatika
1 year ago

I support Nomads, building stadiums from tax payers money is useless idea. Those who compare CIVO, SS to NOMADS and Bullets do not understand. SS and CIVO never asked money through parliament but they had their budget from their offices. They are government entities and Kamuzu Banda encouraged companies to promote sports. eg. MDC stadium by MDC football club, Escom ground by ESCOM, BAT ground by BAT company, Silver stadium by reserve bank, Nankhaka, Civo by their respective offices. Kodi mmesa a Nyasa amati amanga stadium in five years time? Vutonso ndi loti a president anthu a Peter anatisimikizira kuti… Read more »

Shamwa
Shamwa
1 year ago

Atimangire ma stadium a malawi amakonda mpira
First for the 2 teams next for mzuzu team
Tifanane ndi ma team a ku Lilongwe SS and civo
Anamanga ma club house amenewa ananena choncho a chimwendo sakudziwa anali mwana
Kamuzu ananena kale

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 year ago
Reply to  Shamwa

BACKWARDS THINKING

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

DON’T WASTE MONEY ON USELESS THINGS

Nkhope zonjoya
Nkhope zonjoya
1 year ago

Bwana Chimwendo learn to understand the value of sports. Komanso the two private cimpanies are just but sponsors, they dont own these 2 teams. Silver has a club house and that was Government funds because Its under reserve bank, so is Civo. Tamatsutsani zokuthandiza, kumpira ena apeza naxo tsogolo. The benefinciries are more. Its generates employment and a source of longterm income from gate taking which can buy the so called mankhwala. Ndipo with sport matenda amachepa. Go back to school bwana.

Piliran Chipala
Piliran Chipala
1 year ago
Reply to  Nkhope zonjoya

This is nothing but politics! Let the clubs build their own stadiums! Tax payers money on rubbish is rubbish!!!

GANGWAYI
GANGWAYI
1 year ago

SHUPITI SAVAGE

#NotMyPresident
#NotMyPresident
1 year ago
Reply to  Nkhope zonjoya

Amange awo ma stadium ndi ndalama za nthumba mwawo osati za nthumba manga. Za chibwana ayi.

ERUTU
ERUTU
1 year ago
Reply to  Nkhope zonjoya

RISING AND WAKE UP AS YOU WILL SEE THE LIGHT EVENTUALLY

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