Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Henry Mussa has asked Malawians to have patience on the delay to complete the modern Bingu National Sports Stadium.
This development comes as in the the opening ceremony of stadium has been shifted from this month to a date communicated later.
“I know Malawians have been eagerly waiting for the opening of the stadium, but I am pleading with them to hold their patience a bit longer as there are some works that need to be finalised.
“Fixing of sewer systems and floodlights need specialised expertise and there is a protracted process to secure both consultants and contractors for these projects. I am an action-packed, realistic and responsible minister,” he said.
Mussa said the remaining works will require about K600 million which is covered in the K841 million allocated in the current budget for its completion.
The stadium’s operations manager Eric Ning’ang’a last week said the October time-frame might not be realistic.
“So far, we have waited for almost three years for the stadium to be constructed and I hope it would not hurt so much to wait for at least two months more. The public has to be patient,” he said.