The Bingu stadium in the capital Lilongwe will be completed by September this year as funds allocation in this year national budget presented on Friday in Parliament has set K841 million ($1213 564) on its completion.
The Chinese-funded project was completed late last year but the stadium has been inactive because government could not fully finance other necessities such as electricity supply and the sewer system operational.
To finalise work on the stadium, the ministry of sports and culture earlier this year said that the amount needed to complete the project is K500 million ($721 501) extra funding which was not given.
However, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Goodall Gondwe, presented his budget statement in parliament on Friday, shows that government has allocated K841 for this project to be done soon.
Ministry of Sports and Culture’s spokesperson Christopher Mbukwa said the modern facility will be completed in September because of the Treasury allocation. “K841 million is enough to operationalise the stadium.
“The project will be completed and opened this year and funds will be enough to upgrade the stadium to the expected standards,” said Mbukwa.
The completion works of the stadium will start at soon as Parliament approves the national budget