Mutharika wants to construct magnificent stadium in Blantyre: Kamuzu Stadium to be demolished

President Peter Mutharika  said on Saturday in Blantyre that he wants to construct an “ imposing,  magnificent and modern stadium” at Kamuzu Stadium, confirming that he has approved that Malawi’s football shrine in the commercial city  will be demolished to pave the way for the construction of a new sports arena.

Red-packed Kamuzu stadium -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Red-packed Kamuzu stadium -.Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mutharika made the announcement when he officially opened the upgraded Masauko Chipembere Highway in Limbe, Blantyre.

“I want to construct an imposing, magnificent and modern stadium over there at Kamuzu Stadium,” said Mutharika at Yiannakis roundabout in Limbe to mark the official opening of an upgraded Masauko Chipembere Highway.

Mutharika said construction of the new stadium is one of the projects the government has lined up for Blantyre City.

Sports Minister,  Grace Chiumia said the stadium will undergo a complete demolition and the plan is to have the new stadium in Blantyre constructed as soon as possible.

Government structural engineers already condemned the stadium three years ago after serious cracks were discovered in most of the stands, a development that led to the closure of the facility by former Sports Minister Enoch Chihana.

Chihana is on record saying government would   enter into a triple  (Public, Private Partnership) arrangement with a South African company to build, operate and transfer the facility.

He said Kamuzu Stadium will go commercial with government retaining shares since it will still be a public infrastructure.

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isaac
4 years ago

that z a gd idea mr president & i support t

Francis Gama
Francis Gama
4 years ago

kodi anthunu kwanu ndikuti poyankhula zonyasa pankhani ya stadium anthu alephere kugula chovala chifukwa choti kwagwa njala

MIKE
MIKE
4 years ago

God bless our leader!

zowa luhanga
zowa luhanga
4 years ago

Malawians,lets work hard in our fields.Kamuzu said “Gulani jembe na mbavi yake chuma chamalawi chilimnthaka”.Government****give farmers irrigation tools,farmers lets go into our dambos deep in muds together we shall sing allelluah,we’ve alliviated hunger.Without this malawians the song “hunger”will be there in our land.Our head of state,revive the schemes Kamuzu used.Its good to have your own than to be begging.

Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
4 years ago

Mathanyula,really a national stadium in Blantyre at a time our people are tooth and nail fighting the worse starvation in the country’s history.By the way,can you explain to the Malawians where is your authentic genesis? You have funds for the Stadium to be likely named PETER MUTHALIKA STADIUM,while our children and the old are dying of hunger each day that passes by without remorse.Are Malawians not satisfied with Bingu Stadium and Bingu Conference Centre? In fact,what is it that you and your brother have done to deserve such significant national recognitions? Are you trying to impose the dynastic roots in… Read more »

senzo
senzo
4 years ago

” I am going to build the stadium” with whose money? The funders of the project are the ones who will build the stadium…get the logic? who are the funders? Whose stadium is it? again effort at diverting people’s attention failed here..big time!

ndangodutsamo
ndangodutsamo
4 years ago

that is Dpp led government. No serious projects that will lift this country out of poverty. They do not have a big picture for the whole Malawi – Zoona stadium can it be top on the agenda when masses out there are sleeping in admarc depots in search for food. Reason no mechanised farming in place. If APM was a serious president, this is not time to spend money on opening misewu yomweso siidathe kwenikweni. If I were him I could be visiting potential irrigation areas in Malawi to demonstrate and encourage local farmers how they can contribute towards national… Read more »

therere
therere
4 years ago

good news and it will create employment to Malawians

Modicai Longwe
Modicai Longwe
4 years ago

This is going to be the Zambian style. They demolished Dug Harmeshold stadium and never built one. The best way is to start a new stadium on a new site rather than demolishing the already existing one.

This is history we are remembering Kamuzu. Construct a new stadium please. But before that we need to think of food. Solve the food problem and later go on with your plans.

Kaluluma
Kaluluma
4 years ago

Brilliant idea!! Bola isangokhala nyimbo! Stadium ija ikuchititsa manyazi patauni. Ilim’mbali mwa H/way!! Tikuchita manyazi ife tikamadutsa ndialendo pamenepaja!

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