Mayor for Zomba City Council, Davie Maunde, has commended the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)-led government for implementing various development projects aimed to improve the face of the city.
Maunde cited the construction of Zomba Stadium as one of the projects the incumbent government is undertaking in the old Capital City.
He made the sentiments on the sidelines of a visit by Minister of Local Government, Richard Chimwendo Banda, to the city to appreciate the progress of the construction project.
Maunde said as council they visit the project every month from the stadium where the contractor will give a scope of work on what he intend to do on that particular month so as a council they just make follow-ups on challenges and success”
“This visit is a boost to us as Zomba City Council because it assures us of government commitment towards the stadium,” he said.
In his remarks, Chimwendo Banda emphasized on the need to increase the capacity of the stadium, saying Zomba, as a city, a capacity of 5, 000 was smaller.
The minister said this is why the government decided to increase the capacity to 20, 000.
“I am impressed with the progress and quality of the work so far. And the contractor has not left the place since last time we visited, but they have been on the ground and implementing the project. And I am sure that by December, the first phase will be done,” said the minister.