APM Excited That The Dream Lives On As Over 50,000 People Attended The Official Opening Of Bingu National Stadium
President Arthur Peter Mutharika has said January 28, 2017 will go down into history books as a day Malawians graced the official opening of the 40,000-seater Bingu National Stadium, an imposing architectural masterpiece that has changed the skyline of Lilongwe City.
Mutharika said when former President, late Bingu wa Mutharika, conceived the idea of transforming Malawi through infrastructure development. He had in mind projects of this magnitude and was very excited that the Democratic Progressive Party leadership has been committed to ensure that all his dreams come to fruition.
“The DPP, under my leadership is dreaming even bigger. We will develop this country tremendously. We will have the right systems and infrastructure that we need.”He said.
APM added that Bingu’s phase of development had the New Parliament, five-star hotel, international conference centre, Presidential villas, Malawi University of Science and Technology and thousands of miles of bituminized road network across the country.
In addition, Mutharika said his dream for Malawi has equally pro-growth development projects such as Mombera University, Kammwamba Coal-Fired Power Plant, Technical Community Colleges and completion of road upgrades in all cities, towns and trading centres among others.
President Mutharika urged all Malawians to take good care of the Bingu National Stadium so that it fully facilitates social and economic transformation for people of Lilongwe in particular and Malawi in general.
Development is our signature in the DPP and together as Malawians we can always do more.
The function was spiced up with a number of performances and a football match between Malawi national football team and Guanzou Football Team from China.
Among others who attended the function were Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Chilima, Chinese ambassador to Malawi, cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic mission, business gurus , Chinese community living in Malawi and Malawians from all works of life.