Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika’s plan to construct a new stadium in Blantyre has been received with mixed reactions by the Malawi football fraternity.
The president on Friday during the official opening of the upgraded Masauko Chipembere highway unveiled a plan to construct a magnificent stadium in the commercial city of Blantyre as one way of changing the city’s face.
However, the news has been received with mixed reactions by Malawians considering the hard times Malawi is currently facing.
Commenting on Malawi24 Facebook page, some readers urged the Mutharika administration to first focus on the hardships which are currently being faced by Malawians.
“Mr President much as we appreciate the need for the new stadium in BT I feel your announcements this time should concentrate on food and medicine; your people are hungry, losing hope and it’s time to first curb the challenges the country is facing rather than the stadium thing,” said Maxwell Kamiza.
Sivo Chamhanya Gondwe concurred with Kamiza and said the president should focus on issues which are hitting Malawians hard such as making sure that hospitals have adequate medicines rather that building a stadium.
Others however welcomed the development saying government can not only concentrate on hunger considering that the country has different needs that have to be addressed.
“I do not understand some people’s way of thinking, yes there is hunger in Malawi, but do you think the president must despise other portfolios in his cabinet and only focus on hunger issues?,” said Patrick Mbirizi.
He added that the president was only speaking about government plans and this does not mean that the stadium will be constructed tomorrow.