Parliament funds controversial 2 stadia for Bullets, Wanderers

Malawi Parliament on Tuesday approved the controversial construction of two stadia for Nyasa Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers despite stiff criticism from the public and other sectors of the society.

Minister Bright Msaka congratulates Mwanamvekha: MPs approve stadia funding

Parliamentarians from both sides of the aisle approved a K9 billion budget for the ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.

The K9 billion national budget for the ministry also caters for the stadia construction project at a cost of K1.6 billion this financial year.

The approval comes at a time when parliament’s own Budget and Finance Committee chaired by Sosten Gwengwe said it was against the Public Finance Act to use public money for the construction of privately owned infrastructures.

Oxfam, an international NGO pleaded with the government to channel the K1.6 billion for the pro-poor development activities.

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture officials told members of parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that the government would now own the two stadia together with the private football outfits, a departure from what President Peter Mutharika originally told the nation.

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braveheart
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..once again these clubs contribute to majority of nation team players who have done nothing because the clubs don’t have facilities to sharpen themselves up! Now it’s the time. How can a kingpin squill? APM uR top billing.

mada k
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parliament yopusa ngati iyi sinaione

che nnungu
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This clever Government has now changed tune that the two Stadia will not be fully owned by BB or Nyerere but co-owned by Government and the two teams. Kuba basi

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Mtambo Trapence, Mayaya and the whole HRDC what are you saying now? You think you are champions for everyone to listen to you. Can you see now that you are just wasting your energy. You went to parliament thrice to lobby parliament to approve the allocation for the two stadias. Look now you have not been listened to . Please stop pretending that your are speaking for Malawians. Even Mps from your MCP camp approved the budget for stadiums. Shame on you

Rachel Banda
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Rachel Banda

Muzazindikila bwino patsoglo

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Kapado Timothy Ntembo basi kungoti kukamwa yasaa.Ukanenso masekondale 4

Peace
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Peace

How about Timothy Mtambo’s big-headedness on opposing the funding? Bravo Parliament for putting HRDC in its place!

Jemusi
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Jemusi

Our parliament is a sham! Any sensible person cannot commit public funds to constructing stadia when the country is swimming in poverty. Iwenso mutu suganiza!

Mr Truth Pains
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Donors have reacted by not supporting on buying blood in our public hospital so tell your government to prioritise life first than stadiums.

Kaona Maso
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Mtambo how do you feel now that Parliament did not listen to your stupid ideologies. You said it in the open that Parliament should not give a nod to the proposal of funding the stadia projects but alas! the parliamentarians have given you a cold shoulder. The supporters, it is now your turn to deal with this Mtambo mafia who wanted to stop the project. If you are not dealing with him now, he will cause a big problem in future. This Satan must go

Jemusi
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Jemusi

Iwe ndi ma MPs do not think. What is the justification for this? Foolish people. How to construct stadia for private teams?

Rex Msiska
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Rex Msiska

kkkk. Are you proud of that? Cry the beloved Country. You don’t have drugs, and beds in hospitals, Do you that? Government funding political campaigns.

Rachel Banda
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Rachel Banda

Some people think MPs are there to solve problems of this country, they are there for their own benefit. This decision is about what if there is a re-run, what shall we say to the people of Blantyre? Its all GREED

Noxy
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GOOD always is over evil

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Thumbs

That is in order. The two clubs and actually all super league clubs pay about 20% levy on all gate collections. So very proper to help them build their own stadia after 50 years of existence. I say Sports and maturity has won here

Jemusi
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Jemusi

Foolish! What has won here? Umbuli basi. There are no drugs in hospitals and you take the money away from the poor and fund stadia that are privately.