Chipangali MP expresses interest to lease Old Beit Stadium in Chipata
By Staff Reporter.
Chipangali Member of Parliament Vincent Mwale has confirmed that he has applied to lease Old Beit Stadium in Chipata district for 10 years.
In an interview, Mwale who is Infrastructure & development minister disclosed that Chipata City Council advertised a 10-year lease of the sports facility and his organization, Vincent Mwale Foundation applied.
He says that his foundation, which was a non-profit organization wanted to turn Old Beit Stadium into a state of the art sports facility.
Mwale said the project estimated to gobble over K4 million would be a replica of sports facilities set up by the Barca Academy in Lusaka.
Mwale expressed confidence that he would raise the money needed for the project where his foundation was the only bidder.
He wondered why people, whom he described as enemies of progress were being negative about his intention to turn Old Beit Stadium into an international sports facility.
Mwale said the facility, which was expected to be opened to members of the public once completed, will house pitches for an 11 aside, 7 aside and 3 pitches for 5 aside while also accommodating basket and netball courts.
Chipata City Council has been under pressure to clarify reports that Old Beit Stadium had been sold to the Chipangali law maker when it was a public facility.