With no concrete plans in place and no mention of it in the new budget, Malawi leader Peter Mutharika had the audacity to tell the people of Blantyre that he will construct a new stadium for them to replace the death trap that Kamuzu stadium has become.
He was speaking on Monday during the inspection of roads project in the commercial city which some media houses have since called an early campaign for 2019.
Mutharika said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government will transform Blantyre into one of the beautiful cities in Southern Africa.
“I want to construct a state of the art Stadium in this city to replace Kamuzu Stadium. I will transform this city so that it looks beautiful and a new stadium is one of my government’s projects that have been lined up for Blantyre City,” Mutharika said repeating himself a thousand times over as he has kept on mentioning that development each time he is in Blantyre.
The Malawi leader also promised to build a conventional centre to backup Comesa hall.
Currently, the newly built Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe is yet to be opened due to financial constraints which has prevented the facility from having toilets and flood lights.
Kamuzu Stadium, the current national stadium, was condemned by engineers during Peoples Party era three years ago after serious cracks were discovered in most of the stands, forcing football administrators to reduce the capacity from 45 000 to 18 000.