The reports are indicating that a new site has already been identified at ADMARC ground within the bomathat while the council will be constructing the new stadium there, and that all sports activities
In 2015, Dowa community centre ground was one of the priority projects to benefit from the District Development Fund [DDF] which Parliament allocated for the construction of a brick wall fence project surrounding it and after seeing that the project was not taking its shape, football lovers mobilized themselves collecting dried maize stalks erecting round the stadium in anger. However, sports lovers have set a condition that first the council should construct the stadium at the new site identified and thereafter they should move and without that, they are saying a big ‘’NO’’ to any development activity to take place at the current Dowa community centre ground.
Dowa District Council’s Education service committee chairperson, Councilor George Wailesi Mkuzi told a full council meeting that the process of shifting the ground to a new site is not an easy task saying there is great resistance from the community. Mkuzi recommended the need for involvement of various stakeholders such as MPs
According to the recommendations made by the Education service committee at its meeting held on 8th September, 2021, the council should consider constructing a standard sports facility saying this will enhance the development of sports in the district. The committee also recommended to the council the need for information sharing between the Secretariat and Members of Parliament [MPs] on sports tournaments organized at constituency level.
By Vincent Gunde