People in the Northern Region of Malawi have said they are excited about the fast pace of the construction of the K100 million (about $400 000) Luwinga Stadium.
The stadium is being constructed in Mzuzu under the Fifa Goal Project III.
Nation Online crew that visited the project site on Wednesday saw the multipurpose facility being constructed by SITBEC Engineering Company at beam level. Work on the project started on March 22 2012.
The fence, the kitchen, the ablution blocks and the football pitch are also about to be completed.
“I am grateful. It was only a month ago we witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony, but today, we are seeing a nice structure with some of my subjects employed,” said Chief Bulamusaka of the area.
Some of the workers, too, hailed the contractor Williams Mbobe as a caring man.
“We get salaries in good time and he listens to our concerns,” said one of them.
Northern Region Football Committee secretary Masiya Nyasulu hailed the contractor saying he knows his job.
“Work is going on well as the engineers want the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) to suggest what kind of grass to be planted on the pitch” he said.
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda attributed the projectâ€™s rapid pace to good coordination with his office, good funding by Fifa and the contractorâ€™s professionalism.
He said the technical centre, which will have basketball, netball and other courts, is expected to be completed by end of August this year.