Government is expected to save about K48 million annually in water bills at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe after Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) installed a solar-powered water system at the facility.
Minister of Youth and Sports Ulemu Msungama disclosed this after Fisd Limited installed a pump at BNS which will help sustaining water supply.
“This will help us save K4 million in water bills every month translating to K48 million a year. I am a happy man after witnessing the commencement of an initiative that will help sustain the stadium’s operations.
“I approached several companies to help us in improving the stadium. I am happy that we now have water supply at no cost. We have done away with water bills and this is a big saving,” he said.
Msungama said government was also discussing with other companies to help with power supply at the stadium in a bid to do away with electricity bills.
Fisd Marketing Manager Wezi Chiumia said the firm has fulfilled what they promised the minister.
“We have started the project. We are making sure everything to do with water is our responsibility. The ministry will no longer have to pay water bills. We feel great as a Malawian company contributing towards sports development through this initiative,” he said.
As of last month BNS was owing Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) about K29 million whereas the water bill was over K20 million.