CDEDI plots protests against MK9.4 billion swimming pool project

Malawi swimming pool

Centre for Democracy and Development Initiative (CDEDI) has threatened to hold another demonstration against reports that the Tonse Government, through Ministry of Sports intends to construct a MK9.4 billion world class swimming pool.  

CDEDI Executive Director, Sylvester Namiwa said that it is not proper for Tonse leaders to invest such an amount of money in a project that will benefit a few, yet the country faces a number of challenges in health, education, and economic sectors.

"Malawi does not need a world class swimming pool as Msungama wants the President and the voters to believe. 

"We need facilities like the St John of God's center that should provide sporting, counselling and guidance to our youth, " he said. 

Namiwa further said that Malawi youths are still expecting plans on how the one million jobs will be created, which calls for the release of the much-awaited new cabinet to champion the course.

Namiwa added that they are ready to protest if Government maintains the decision to construct the swimming pool.

Ministry of Sports announced plans to construct the swimming pool as part of preparations to host the Region 5 games at Kamuzu Institute of Sports in Lilongwe.