Mongu Stadium will be built soon, I have never started a project and failed-Kambwili

Chishimba-KambwiliSPORTS Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said his ministry intends to build a 15,000 to 20,000-seater capacity stadium in Mongu at the earliest possible time as one way of taking development to Western Province.

This follows Republic President Michael Sata’s directive on Monday to 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.

Reacting to the directive, Kambwili said he would take the order with the seriousness it deserves and would immediately set to work by engaging various stakeholders by setting up a working committee to start with the logistics like designing the planned state-of the-art piece.

Kambwili said he likes challenges and reiterated that he has never started a project in his career and failed, adding the people of Western Province would have a stadium delivered to them at the earliest possible time.

“I like challenges. I always live up to my promises and with the Mongu Stadium, I promise it will be done. I will immediately engage stakeholders to that we can come up with a design. We are looking at a 15,000-20 000 capacity stadium,” said Kambwili.

He said of the Livingstone Stadium which is earmarked for construction starting January 2013, that it is still on the cards, but at the moment Mongu was primary on the agenda.

“You see, Western province has been under-developed for a long time. If you go to Mongu or any part of Western province, you will find that there is no development. The PF government promised people of development in the area and this one is more urgent, so we will start with Mongu,” Kambwili said.

source: Lusakatimes