Oxfam tells Malawi government to rescind decision on stadia construction

International NGO, Oxfam has advised the government to rescind its decision to construct two stadia for privately owned football clubs and instead direct the K1.6 billion to improve the dwindling social services in the country.

Mihowa: At the state in which public health and education systems are in the country, one would not expect the government to allocate a huge amount of public resources to finance private entities

In a statement released by Oxfam country director Lingalireni Mihowa, Oxfam says at the state in which public health and education systems are in the country, the international NGO did not expect the government to channel the resources for the construction of the stadia for Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers.

“This must be re-looked at as well and resources be channeled to initiatives that will help reduce the poverty burden on many people,” says Mihowa.

Mihowa says K1.6 billion is enough to construct 100 standard school blocks with two classrooms each or stock medication for a rural health centre that would benefit thousands of people struggling to get access quality healthcare.

“ K1.6 billion is enough to construct 106 standard school blocks with two classes each or stock medication for a rural health centre that would benefits thousands of people who are currently struggling to access quality healthcare,” said Mihowa.

She further argues that stadiums are not a pressing issue especially that the budget has already proposed more meaningful youth focused interventions through provision of loans, youth employment though internship and afforestation programmes among others.

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Nafenso
Nafenso
2 years ago

sometimes i wonder…is it that when one is a supporter of the ruling party…thats the end of logical thinking? We are all human beings and prone to error. Even APM can goof in decisions. Please God bring the days when we will all be patriotic for the mother Malawi.

Nyondo
2 years ago

Inu mukuziwa anthu anaba osawamanga bwanji nonse ndinu bava shupiti tizisekelelra zimenezo

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Agaru inu bullets ndi noma ose nda Malawi ,zomanga ma stadium awa zili manifesto ya DPP osati NGO.kapena utm or MCP,………. DPP woyee mpaka 2084 woooh

Peter
Peter
2 years ago

PP yanyamuka…..kkkkk…..don’t abuse OXFAM mayi. ….inu kachiteni ndale zanu zija za cash gate. …don’t drag OXFAM a good organisation into disrepute

Psyuta
Psyuta
2 years ago

Kkkkkkkkkkk What else can you expect from Linga Mohowa, former Personal Secretary of Joyce Banda and her puppet.

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Psyuta

A Psyuta ndinu achitsiru inu simamakonda dziko lanu!! How can you allow school children from 106 schools continue suffering under trees just for you to have fun and or allow 3 sick women in hospitals such as Ntcheu to continue sharing a single bed just for you to have fun!! Uchitsiru siumaposa pamenepaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Ngati ndi ndale nde mwafika nazo ponunkhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Hatton
Hatton
2 years ago

Kodi Paja Mai amenewa anali nganganga ndi abiti cashgate J.B? Zimene akunenazi nzosadabwitsa, she is speaking as a senior member of opposition PP.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

A Oxfam mwina inuyo akumverani coz a Malawi ndiye tayenda ndipo tidakayenda kupereka madando athu koma eeeeh! Boma la DPP ndi nkhutukumve yeniyeni youmitsa khosi.

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