Govt determined to address flaws on Bingu stadium ban

Bingu National stadium

President Lazarus Chakwera has spoken of his administration's commitment to do everything possible to put the Bingu National Stadium to good use following Confederation of African Football (CAF)’s banning of the facility for international games for failure to meet some of the standards.

Responding to a query during the state house brief on what government is doing to address the issues which led to the ban, Acting Press secretary Anthony Kasunda indicated that the Ministry of sports is working on the areas so that the stadium is not wasted.

He however stated that this does not stop government’s obligation to provide infrastructure development to other districts of the country citing construction works of the Thyolo stadium whose video was played during the presser.

Kasunda: Govt still has an obligation to provide infrastructure development 

On 17th August this year BNS failed to pass CAF’s test for the second time due to patches on one half of the pitch; hence, deemed not fit to host World Cup matches.

Commenting on political rallies which are happening ahead of the October 26 by elections, he justified that the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 eased some restrictions and gave the nod for outdoor meetings to take place provided preventive measures are followed by concerned parties.

Kasunda cautioned that it is the responsibility of every Malawian to take part in preventing further spread of the virus.