Malawians react to Njamba Park stadium project

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Recent disclose by government to construct a new stadium at Njamba Freedom Park has left the internet with varying views.

President Peter Mutharika had days ago announced government will be constructing a stadium at Njamba park which lies about a ten minute drive from the nearly abandoned Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Kamuzu Stadium

There has been mixed reactions on the construction of a new stadium at Njamba Freedom Park.(File)

But varying views have come on Malawi24’s social media platforms with readers differing on whether Malawi needs a new stadium in Blantyre or not.

This is at a time when government has been giving out contradicting information on when rehabilitation work will begin at the nearly dead Kamuzu Stadium.

Some readers argue that since the Kamuzu stadium seems forgotten, it would make enough sense to have a new facility while others say Malawi needs to solve primary problems including electricity claiming stadiums such as the giant Bingu National Stadium are being improperly managed and have not been of any help to the nation.

There are confirmations now that electricity and water services are not available as the utility providers cut the grids over what was being termed as ‘outstanding bills’ in the local media.

Annie Kamangala wrote ‘’ Come on guts! People are dying because of lack of goods in hospitals.

How about schools for God’s sake. Are Malawians going to eat stadiums. Blackouts every 24 hours in 21st century.’’

Davie Banda wrote’’ It is sickening to see that we have leaders without vision. We need totally revamp Malawi leadership. Our political system is a hogwash that will benefit nobody…Your stadium diseases must stop.’’

While Hafizi Chimanda wrote’’ It’s good to respect our leaders, let him proceed for that, we want our country to rise up with developments not with politics.’’

Kamuzu stadium use has been minimal in the wake of the construction of the Bingu National Stadium.

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  1. Iwe zukunyasa bwanji ngati kuno ndi kwanu,, uzikwiya akatchula za ku mzuzu wamva, eni nthaka, we are happy.. after all Blanytre is supposed to hv even more than 2international and multipurpose stadiums..

    Tikukuziwani amene mukutokota za pfoject imeneyi, u know kuti Blantyre will shine.. we know u.. koma akanati ipite ku mzuzu kk..

  2. Mcp ,, kamuzu banda stayed kunja kwa Malawi more than 30years
    Bingu stayed in American
    AM stayed in America
    Koma Malawi siyikuwonesa kusintha, ,,
    Mayiko anali pankhondo kwazaka 50 koma misewo, mabridge, economy, education etc zikuposa Malawi, ,,,
    Dpp tsegulani makutu muzimva zaanthu, ,,
    Konzani misewo ndimabridge, ,,
    Fam is not benefiting Malawi ,,,

  3. BOMA LIKAPANGA CHITUKUKO MUMATI NDI KAMPENI, BOMA LIKAPANDA KUPANGA CHITUKUKO MUMATI NDI LOSATHANDIZA AMENEYO NDIYE MMALAWI. BWANA PANGANI CHITUKUKO MUSAWAMVELE AGALU ANSANJEWA INU IKANI CHITUKUKO PATSOGOLO NGATI MALEMU BINGU WA MUTHALIKA 8 YEARS 8 BIG DEVELOPMENTS, ANAKWANITSA ZONSEZI CHIFUKWA SAMKAMVELA ANTHU OLEPHELAWA.

  4. Why do people criticize gvt for each and every development meant for blantyre. Do you mean our city doesnt deserve development projects from gvt? Don’t forget that Blantyre is the comercial capital for Malawi and apart from that, the city has not been developing for the past years despite it being one of the oldest city in southern Africa

  5. I believe government knows what it is doing right, in sense of humor we cant let people dying in hospitals and the closure of businesses that put bread on our tables, putting ourselves into shame to the World because of insensible solutions.

    I suggest electricity first could be a smile of any citizen of this nation.

    One of the other steps, is to make a joint with business people that can help to sort out this problem.
    We got Simbi Phiri, Bushiri and many more rich business people in this country that are based in other countries who got passionate to take a step in, for helping to end the situation, just sad, government takes these business people as politicians when they want to step in for a better plan.

    Look what infrastructure developments in some of African countries, for example Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt to just name some, its about cooperative between government and business people.
    If we join hands and work together we can do more and thats government likely to love its citizens without boundaries of whose who to support us, with no doubts to one another we can have a better Malawi in all sectors. I recommend with a point of taking all sectors to be balanced, one way or other, thus why we feel more negativity of the situation

  6. I believe government knows what it is doing right, in sense of humor we cant let people dying in hospitals and the closure of businesses that put bread on our tables, putting ourselves into shame to the World because of insensible solutions.

    I suggest electricity first could be a smile of any citizen of this nation.

    One of the other steps, is to make a joint with business people that can help to sort out this problem.
    We got Simbi Phiri, Bushiri and many more rich business people in this country that are based in other countries who got passionate to take a step in, for helping to end the situation, just sad, government takes these business people as politicians when they want to step in for a better plan.

    Look what infrastructure developments in some of African countries, for example Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt to just name some, its about cooperative between government and business people.
    If we join hands and work together we can do more and thats government likely to love its citizens without boundaries of whose who to support us, with no doubts to one another we can have a better Malawi in all sectors. I recommend with a point of taking all sectors to be balanced, one way or other, thus why we feel more negativity of the situation

  7. LISTEN FELLOW MALAWIANS

    The president is MAD. A normal president will first see there’s water in the country, there’s electricity in the country and there’s food in the country.

    WHY THIS STUPID MUTHALIKA WANTS TO BUILD STADIUM WHILE THERE’S NO ELECTRICITY IN THE COUNTRY?

    How can you run the government without electricity and water? Why not to sort out the electricity and water problem with that money rather than doing stupid things? A Malawi manyazi mulibe eti? Inu zoona olo muli pa border mbali ya dziko lina magesi akuyaka 24 hours inu mbali yanu kuli mudima 48 hours. Nkumati tikuguna stadium. MISALA KAPENA CHANI? Or wamisala amachita kuwona kuti a pulezident awa mu mutumo mulibe kanthu.

    MUTHALIKA SAMALA TIDZAKUCHOTSA NGATI MUGABE.

    WASH OUT!!

  8. Pangani zinthu zokomera a Malawi onse, ,, kumpoto kunalakwanji inu andare? Mcp inapha anthu ambiri akumpoto. UDF inapitiriza pomwe Mcp idarekeza, ,, had it had happened kuti muluzi adatsiyira Aleke banda bwenzi lero Malawi alipenapake, ,, koma miyoyo yoyipa yosankhana mitundu ndiyimene ikupha malawi, ,,
    Stadium izathandiza ndani?
    It’s pity tikungouzidwa mosafunsidwa, , kodi maganizo aomvera inathera kuti?

  9. Kamuzu stadium let it be it,njamba is far bt atleast chilomon,wenera or else dobe its nice place for majority plz

  10. I don’t understand people who always resist developments, may one tell me what you are going to do with that area if govt won’t build stadium there? You are the same pple who were mummering when Bingu wanted to built 5 universities, 3 stadiums and to turn zomba state house to cancer clinic, when you clearly knew that 90% of Malawians can not afford to go south Africa or Tanzania for cancer treatment . Now we don’t have standard football grounds in Blantyre except the chilomi ground that is being abused by super league games, and shamelessly some one dare to say don’t build a stadium @ Mnjamba. What do you want govt to do for its people, to buy cows and share in your village , a thing that will benefit limited individuals? Shame on you, with that slavish mentality Malawi won’t develop.

    • That park needs reclamation. It has a good scenery. It has to be maintained and managed properly then u will realise how wealth this park is to our city Blantyre and the entire country at large

    • Those who are against the stadium project are those who use the njamba park as their love jungle… shame on them. No more love jungle at njamba park, we want the stadium there.

    • Live mnjamba park alone, we needs thoz kind of park.u better breakdown the whole old thing that is SO called Kamuzu Stadium and build the super one.

    • #James, how much is that park benefiting the govt and its pple? Fornication and robery? Every one who wants not that place to be developed he either use that place as his resthouse or he’s a robber, he practice robbery farming @ Njamba freedom park.

    • People are not refusing development bwana. Every town need to have park where people can go and relax. We already have MDC, Kamudzu and chiwembe. Demolish one of these facilities and construct a good stadium. No strings attached, I think lets leave Njamba park. In fact make Njamba park have thriller rides like roller coaster. Visit Goldreef City in RSA.

    • Gold reef city yatani and ukufuna kunena kuti chani? government must build another new stadium to develop our commercial city BT not mbwerera zakozo , kamuzu stadium is easy to fix it but not to demolish

    • #Flank, mNjamba is not a park, what facility deserve to be in a park is there? That is an area, deprived from development it need to be developed, Kamuzu stadium will be renovated and then we’ll have 3 football recomended grounds in Bt.

  11. As far as infrastructure development is concerned construction of new stadium at Njamba park is a good development, on electricity government is not sleeping it is doing all what it takes so that we have enough power in our country, like changing of our laws which could only allow government to be sole trader of electricity and shortly we will start making electricity from coal in Neno with this I don’t see any reason which could broke government to construct a new stadium. If you talk of scarcity of drugs in our hospitals, its not because that government is not supplying medicine but its because people are stilling if we can reduce corruption in our country we can’t complain about medicine any more. Let all as Malawians unit, let’s work together if we want to develop as a nation. Tinagulitsa ndege chifukwa choganiza kuti ndife osauka sitingakhare ndi ndege very unfortunate

    • He surely deserve that negative altitude,,, After all, that soon to be constructed stadium cant generate electrity to end the boring blackouts we are facing each and every minute of the day… First Priority could have been, and it surely Should be Electricity!!! Yes, I mean that.. Maybe that one could have changed my negative altitude towards him!! But er wait!! There are still alot of things he ought to do to regain my positive altitude towards him!!!!! I REST MY CASE….

    • Park Park Yachani Park Singatipindulule Bwana Mangani Bwalo La Zamasewela Tiziliona Kusiana Nkutina Abe Ndalamazo Akabise Azidya Ndi Ana Ake

    • Chitukuko Chapamwamba Ndipo Ma Project Ngati Awa Mpovuta Kuba Ndalama Zonse Chifukwa Athu Aziyembekezela Kuti Awone Ndipo Ndimwana Emwe Adzaona Koma Kuti Agulile Ma Khwala Mu Zipatala Wina Azibapo Zonse Mukafusa Ndani Olo Atakuuzani Tagula Makhala Mungakawaone?? Tachangamukani Amalawi Olo Kuno Ku South Africa Mu Zipatala Za Boma Athu Amalila Kuti Kulibe Chithandizo Phawi Ndi Phawi Basi Sitinayambe Pano Kufa Ndipo Wina Asalakhule Kutu Athu Akufa Chifukwa Chosowa Makhala Mu Zipatala Bodza Tanganizani Mene Zilili Ngozi Za Panseu Ndikusowa Kwa Makhwala?? Kapena Kutsalila Kwa Chitukuko??Enanuso Ndi Afiti Apa Mumakonda Kudza Anzanu Mukawaona Kuti Ayamba Kuchi Bwino Chifukwa Cha Moyo Wa Jelasi Moti Iyiso Ndi Jelasi Kudziko Lanu

    • Some are just opposing for the sake of opposing even monkies can appriciate this development let PETER develop this nation mungoti ayi ayi kodi pa njambapo mpamunda panu ? LONG LIVE PETER 2019 MAVOTI MIGOLOMIGOLO

  12. Some think this is development but that’s now what Malawi need now, how many of us would claim they will benefit from the stadium? Do something that is need based and will benefit the majority ou malawians. Some people with very poor reasoning feel this is development they will even politicize this argument and claim people are against a certain party. Let’s have a sober mind and look at development circle let us look at what we need most for the benefit of our nation. The funniest thing will be hearing they are failing to pay water and electricity bills we have joke leadership!

    • Are you aware of job creation there and income ? Have you ever wondered why Malawi has never hosted an international event before? You don’t feel pain watching Africa cup of Nations from other countries? Be positive sometimes

    • #Stevie which jobs are you talking about? A Malawi kumaperekera matope during stadium construction while receiving miserable wages you call that jobs? so what happens in the long term after the stadium has been constructed? will there be jobs? There are substantially huge reasons why we don’t participate in AFCON its beyond the mere substandard play fields that you call a stadium! they look for security, road infrastructure, international hotel standard, reliable electricity etc….of course performance of a team as well its beyond the stadium thing! Honestly I don’t feel the pain of not hosting AFCON I feel the pain of living in a nation that fails to provide or facilitate availability of basic needs, only if we atleast have basic needs fulfilled that’s when malawians will have peace of mind and enjoy sporting activities! Don’t get me wrong my positivity is such unmeasurable too huge to record!

    • Zinali Zithu Zovesa Chisoni, Zochitisa Manyaz, Zosekesa Mene Ankatsegulira Bingu National Stadium, Kuona Anthu Akuchoka, BT, Zomba, Mchinji, Mzuzu, Akubwela Mu L Cty Kuzaona Chi Stadium Mbambande, Nde Wina Udziti Ndikulakwitsa Kumanga Stadium Ku NJamba, Panja Enanu Mumadya #Maliro, Zimagidwe Zimenezi Kt Oyipa Achite Manyaziiiiiii

    • Tisayiwale kuti the Lilongwe stadium was moved at one time by one president who was regionalistic and also moved University of science & technology from Lilongwe to ndata! Those of us who know DPP well chinthu chikakhala kwina its not development but only when its where they com from! Ways wrong with pipo travelling to Lilongwe when for two decades pipo were coming to kamuzu stadium? Mwayiwala kuti with the cancer centre too there was a big fight to get it to blantyre based on flimsy reasons only to be reversed by parliamental committe of health? It all smacks of nepotism and regionalism! Ndi nthawi yanu koma dziwani kuti nkhanga zikuona! This country in terms of development sitikuyendera national agenda but tribal agenda! The best may b is to have 3 countries aliyense azizionera yekha chochita, Tione !!!!!

    • koma anthu ena muli ndi ufiti,u mean its wrong to build the stadium in BT?This is a well come development,they shld also think of building another one in Mzuzu.The whole country stadium ku LL basi?Go to Zambia,Mozambique mukaone?Usatana chani,we will need another one in Mzuzu.

    • boss, mukakamba nkhani yopanga prioritize zinthu zomwe inu mukuziona kuti ndizofunika kwambiri kuti boma lisamange stadium ku bt ndiye mukunama. coz kuti muone, mavuto mukuganizawo analipo, alipo and adzakhalapo, ndiye sikuti chikhale choletsera kuti boma lisapange zitukuko zina koma kumangoyan’anirabe mavuto amodzimodzi. nkhani ya job creation yo musasutsepo though mukungonena zoperekera matope zokha, komanso stadium ikatha, kumayenera kukhala oyanganira, kupanga manage, even mma stadium mumakhala ma restraunt, mashop ngakhale kukonza mma stadium zonsezo ndintchito zokhazokha though kwa inu mutha kumaziderera malingana ndimaphunziro anu koma kwa ena ndintchito ndithu. dziwani kuti boma lililonse limakhala ndimfundo zake zikuluzikulu zomwe zimayika kuti zidzakwaniritse, chimodzimodzi company iliyonse ikamakhazikitsidwa amakhala ndi ma aims (mission) and objectives, and among others a boma la dpp ndi kukhala ndimiseu yabwino, mabwalo amasewera (ma stadium) ndizina zotero. so pliz, mukungoyenera kumvetsa basi.

    • #Nixon I got your point, I find your argument interesting if what you have indicated is the gvnt of the day priority, then its unfortunate! if you stay in lilongwe go and find out the economic and developmental impact that the stadium is bringing, zibwana zeni zeni and if we maintain the line of thinking like yours that problems were there and shall be there then we shall remain the poorest country forever, that thinking is what gives leaders laxity to prioritize useless things, we chose leaders to make a difference, they contest to improve our lives, they are there to transform Malawi, if they seem to prioritize useless initiatives we should critique and hold them accountable, they represent us, we shldnot watch and say they have a mission, they should lead implementation of our mission as a nation for us with us, otherwise we may end up being a country with numerous play fields short of international standards while enjoying eternal darkness with very poor and powerless economically empowered citizens who can’t even earn money from a mere barbershop, saloon, welding shop,butchery etc….I believe you are one of those few sacred people who understand what I mean…otherwise half the time you will hear shallow minded people say am against construction of a stadium or am against a party or am being political, am only talking about priorities and majority benefit of our nation

    • BASI STADIUM lLEPHEREKE CHIFUKWA CHA MAGETSI BASI?can you just mention 3 things you think are of national interest us of now that can stop this development?u mean other developments must not be there chifukwa magetsi akuvuta,kodi bomalo lanena kuti za magetsi asiya kuchita invest chifukwa choti ndalama zizigwira tchito Ku stadium construction

    • Dyson Even Europe invested much in football and look where they are now? Football can be a major employer if well managed and can reduce poverty. Those structures can at one time bring revenue in our country if it happens that we have standard stadiums and Hotels we may host some of big football cups like AFCON or World Cup. Which priorities are you talking. Think diverse and wise our youths are struggling to live if we invest in football many of them can have something to do

    • #Charles I partly agree with you then if you think football can drive our economy the investment that need to be made is simply unthinkable Infact if that’s then case we need to invest in football academy and state of the art sporting facilities of high acumen, China will construct something that is more of a college playing field, even Bingu stadium is short of international standards ask the football gurus they will tell you, its a joke to look at football as an economic driver at this stage in Malawi either we like it or not! otherwise we are a country struggling to have basics we even fail to maintain bingu stadium and miserably fail to pay for water and electricity bills hahahahaha, yes its good to diversify our thinking but lets be realistic as well. You can’t think of developing football when every football facility is a donation from china they wont construct the best stadium. Truth pains my brother! its a far fetched and unrealistic dream at this point

    • Munthuyu sakuziwa zomwe wakamba ..iwe even population is high Ku BT than Lilongwe that means BT ikuyenelanso kukhala ndi stadium yamakono after that mzuzu and by the way imeneyi ndi job creation chifukwa kufunika anthu azikagwila ntchito …kumbali ya mankhwala zipatala kaya magetsi sizikugwilizana …..wamva mwana wa chakwera…

    • Ana A Lazalowa Ndanja Ankati Bingu Sanapange Chitukuko, Kma Ukapeza Ku Mpira Ku B N S, Sikujambulana Kwakeko Kumastand Akt Jon Jon, Yen Yen Kma Fb Pano Kunyela Mwano, Kma Sichina, Manyazi Sinanga Agogo Awo Aja Anago Manga Ziliza Zokhazokha,

    • MMMMMM Sometimes you need to think shallow to get the right thing. Some answers don’t need deep thinking. Anyway I got your point Dyson kkklllllkkk

    • Dyson Likore don’t be negative my brother have a mind of moving forward with time.you can talk what ever you want until your lungs out but the stadium will be built nothing or you can’t stop it.

    • Kkk Mcp Mumaziwa Kutsutsa Cholinga Nthawi Ya Campaign Muzizatifunsa Ife Aku Bt Kuti Peter Watipangila Chani. U Know That, That Wil Atract More Votes Magwanayo Ana Achakwela Stadium Imangidwe Baxi

    • #Mtesha its not surprising to read your ignorance manifested comment, its not about the regionalism being south or which ever region its about issues of national interest, you are living in the dark ages

  13. Aaaa priorities upside down! Our leadership is questionable. You talk of constructing a Stadium while we are failing to manage Electricity? If you have that money now, invest in power or help hospitals with drugs!

    • Na you #Robins nkhani ya electricity izipangidwa yokhayo opanda kuyang’ana zitukuko zina mziko??? even you are saying drugs in hospital just have a look the high population which malawi is having right now

    • Anthu Gat #Robins, Ndiosafunka Mu Dziko, Moti Mukunena Kt Basi Tilephele Kupanga Zina Chifukwa Zamagesi?? Osagot Mukuchita Manyazi Bwaa Panja Mumat Apm Sakupanga Chitukuko, Mudziona

    • Kodi Robin anakhalapo ndi nthawi yopita kukaona kwakamwamba komwe ntchito igugwiridwa pitani monse mukhala ndimayakho abwino it’s along term project

    • #Robins you are a star! you see the poor, retarded and shallow thinking of most malawians is what makes this country remain the poorest and vomiting inducing country, I wonder why a sane person clap hands at the prespect of a sub standard stadium as development, yes we still have too many uneducated heads they don’t understand the meaning of development, who benefits and how economic indicators will change. Don’t feel intimidated brother you always have majority of people who are blind than those who see, thats harsh reality either we like it or not

    • Stiupid Robins and poor Dyson,for how long must big brains and knowledgeable people enlighten you that you can understand? You must be very ashamed of your lavish and babaric comments which portrays your total ignorance. Government budgets for anything,and if you want,go and see Kammwamba,you and your puppets will never comment poorly.

    • Kamuzuso Ndi Ground Mukugokamba, Kamba Ka Khwizi, Moti Atati Timuyanu Isakhe Pakati Pa Civo Ground, Bingu National Stadium, Mungasakhe Civo Inu??

    • pamene amamanga BNS kodi civo lidali bwalo lochitilapo chipako ??? nanga kunali ma stadium angati ??? ndeee zikanike ku blantyre?? kuli ma stadium angat be wise # chinyama

    • Akapito mwayamba diss kkkk ozitsata inuyo hhahha hha koma eee mulibo shame on uuuu!!!!! Kumaganiza malo ndiomwewo basi? Bt yose kuononga zina sipolakwika koma park be wise kpto just think twince zinazi muonekerapo mbuli kkk

    • Achinyama Mukuoneka Ngati Ndinu Otsalila Kwambili Park Ikuthandiza Athu Angati?Nanga Imatipundulila Chani?Nkuthekaso Inu Muzakhala M’modzi Mwa Ongwila Tchito Pa Project Imeneyo Osamakhala Ndi Moyo Ngati Aphungu Otsutsa Boma Kumangotsutsa Zili Zonse Ndi Za Mzelu Zomwe

  14. musiyeni presdnt amalizitse ntchito Zake naye , inuso nanu muzapange gawo lanu kut anthu azakambeso zainu ndiku simba za momwe mutazapangire chitukuko, akuziwa chomwe akuchita president, musamupangire zochita ai

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