Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili says he is happy with the overwhelming response from companies bidding for the construction of the Mongu stadium.
Kambwili has also disclosed that government through the relevant channel will soon advertise tenders for the construction of another ultra modern stadium in Livingstone.
The bidding process for the construction of the Mongu stadium which comes to a close on the first of March has attracted several companies.
In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Kambwili said government will give first priority to the use of locally produced materials for the construction of the two stadiums.
He said government will seriously monitor the construction of the two stadiums so that it does not delay the country’s hopes of bidding to host the 2019 Africa cup of nation’s tournament.
Kambwili said government is keen in ensuring that compliant from contractors is upheld so that the projects can be completed within the agreed contractual period.
Government has embarked on a project to build a 20 thousand capacity stadium in Mongu and another ultra modern stadium in Livingstone a move that will enhance Zambia’s chances of hosting the Africa cup of nation’s tournament in 2019.