PF ‘re-aligns’ construction of South stadium to a simple one in Western province.

The ruling PF has now decided to merely suspend and abandon the already approved construction of the Maramba stadium in Livingstone, Southern Province, in order to accommodate the construction of the recently pronounced stadium in Western province.

Early this year during campaigns for Livingstone bye-election President Michael Sata promised to build a stadium and a University in Livingstone that would incorporate courses in tourism and others.

But now in order to appease and cool down an uprising in Barotseland, president Sata directed that a university and a stadium should immediately be built in Kaoma, Western province, some 200 kilometres from the capital Mongu, without fail.

But as the huge pronounced infrastructure projects were not earlier planned and budgeted for government, has now resorted to abandoning the earlier planned developments in other provinces in order to accommodate the new pronouncements and decrees by the president.

Minister of Youth and Sports Mr Chishimba Kambwili yesterday announced that the Livingstone Stadium earmarked for construction in 2013 will have to be put on hold until the Kaoma stadium in Western Province is built as it was more urgent.

President Sata last month directed Kambwili through Labour Minister, Fackson Shamenda, for the immediate construction of King Lewanika University and a modern stadium in Western Province as a way of honouring his campaign promises to the people of Western Province.

Two Chinese firms ANHUI Foreign Economic Construction Group (SOGECOA) and Shanghai Construction Group are already in discussion with the Zambian government, even before tenders are advertised, for construction of a stadium in Kaoma, Western Province.

Mr. Kambwili yesterday told the companies to submit proposals of the stadium which he said must not be as extravagant like the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola or the Lusaka Stadium under construction.

Kambwili said Government wanted a sizeable stadium in Kaoma which should have supporting facilities for other sports disciplines and must have among others; a running track, netball, basketball and tennis courts and others for use by other sporting disciplines.

“Are you able to give us proposals of a stadium which we want to put up in Western Province because we want works to start immediately and it must be simple and not very expensive?” Kambwili said as he quipped with the Chinese officials.

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92 Responses to "PF ‘re-aligns’ construction of South stadium to a simple one in Western province."

  1. mr. mix  December 7, 2012 at 15:44

    Ba PF construct the stedium in Livinston because local trourists kill two birds with one stone. You fool who is saying that leave pf alone you are useless can you see that UKWA has gone mad on pronauncements without budget suport

  2. Chaz wa Chaz  December 7, 2012 at 13:15

    The PF government is towing it`s line so let us wait and see. Stop the childish comments and wait to see, PF has many years to go they will do the expected.

  3. Kafue Province Advocate  December 6, 2012 at 20:12

    Some of you are just resisting change. A stadium in Kaoma will be good for the developments of Sports in the country but particularly more important to the youths and future generations in that region.

    Supporting infrastructure will be needed to compliment the structure and we are confident that will be part of the plan.

    Kafue National Park can have a boost in tourist numbers visiting the park because of the stadium in Kaoma.

    Kaoma will change because of the stadium especially if it is developed as a multipurpose venue and not just primarily a football stadium.

    We believe that the project should not just be isolated but be part of a grand plan to develop Kaoma district as part of the National Development Plan.

    Accommodation such as Hotels, lodges can be built to compliment the stadium and also be an alternative to tourists visiting KNP and Kaoma and the surrounding areas.

    The amount of jobs that will be created plus the skills transfer to future generations, this project will bring enormous benefits to Kaoma and Zambia in general.

    Well done PF.

  4. Chama-London-uk  December 6, 2012 at 19:16

    What’s this now??? You call that development??? That’s misuse of resources. Who needs a stadium in Kaoma? For who? Build a High School in kaoma that will make sense but a STADIUM NO. Ba Sata please ninshi.

  5. mukela  December 6, 2012 at 18:38

    But Livingstone is also part of Barotseland so, it doesn’t mater if the stadium will be built in Mongu or Kaoma now, this is still development in Barotseland. I like the idea by PF because, all the places belong to Barotseland.

    • Muunga a matwi abacizakala  December 7, 2012 at 07:41

      This is an insult to the tonga speaking people,if you dont know tonga history check on the web.Bantu botatwe includes subiya,totela and kwangwa in sesheke and caprivi.

    • COONDE  December 7, 2012 at 11:42

      ULIKAFWUBAFWUBA WEBO. WHO TOLD YOU THAT LIVINGSTONE IS BAROTSELAND? OKAYANGA.

  6. The truth you fear  December 6, 2012 at 15:32

    Not a strategic move at all. Very irrational.

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