Plans are underway to introduce a dedicated Sports channel on the local television platform, Malawi Digital Broadcasting Limited (MDBL) , the ministry of Sports says.
In a brief roundup of achievements registered in the past first 100 days of the Tonse led administration in the sports sector, Minister of Sports Ulemu Msungama said the ambitious project will be implemented in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.
Information sourced by swammw.com shows that one of the key stakeholders in the project is the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).
“The benefit of the project is that most citizens will be able to watch live local sporting activities from the comfort of their homes and this will increase revenue through TV subscriptions, Advertising and Broadcasting rights apart from the traditional gate collections”, Msungama said.
The minister also revealed that in the past 100 days of the Tonse Alliance Administration his ministry conducted a mapping exercise of local companies to assess their potential and capacity to supply Electronic Revenue Management System in sports events.
He said the outcome of this exercise established that local companies have the potential to supply the Electronic Revenue Management System in the sports sector.
Msungama said the ministry is at the moment developing specifications for the system which will be used for tendering of the project.
On review and analysis of sports programmes and construction projects, Msungama stated that the Ministry inspected and analyzed sport programmes and projects to assess their status and feasibility, to plan the way forward on the programmes and projects.
“In the past 100 days we were able to identify quick win projects and contractors for the construction of Indoor Sports Complex as well as construction of Kamuzu Institute Sport Village, prioritized and allocated resources.
Some facilities (Netball, Basketball, volleyball, and Table tennis courts) at Blantyre Youth Centre have been renovated and were commissioned ready for use”, said the minister.`
Meanwhile, Msungama says a Cabinet Paper has been submitted to Cabinet Office, seeking cabinet approval for Malawi to host the 2022 African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 under 20 Youth Games.