The Malawi Government has announced it will construct a multi-million Kwacha stadium at Baka in Karonga district.
Since independence, the northern part of Malawi has had no state of the art stadium making football clubs to depend on Mzuzu stadium.
Construction of the 504 million Kwacha stadium is expected to begin this month in a project that is under the Local Development Fund (LDF).
According to government, the 20,000 capacity stadium is the first project in the package in the Northern region.
The site for the stadium is at Baka Research Station in the area of Traditional Authority Kyungu and was handed over to Nangaunozge Building Contractor who will construct the stadium.
Receiving the project, Director of Administration for Karonga District Council, James Tembo said that once completed the four year project will boost revenue collection.
“As a council, we feel that this is a great opportunity in a way because the stadium will help us to source money and be able to do some developments with gate collections.”
“Apart from financial gains, the stadium will also help our youths to improve their physical fitness through different games that would be played, and in so doing, they will have no time to indulge in bad behaviour,” he said.