Republican President Michael Chilufya Sata has offered Luapula a modern stadium to be built in Mansa, the Provincial Capital.
Home Affairs Deputy Minister Nixon Chilangwa who is also Kawambwa Central member of parliament disclosed this during the combined third and fourth quarter 2013 Provincial Development Coordinating Committee meeting held at Henry Courtyard last week.
He said he had taken time to engage the head of state the time he visited Mansa recently and requested for a modern stadium for the Province and the President agreed to the requested but inquired the location to which Mansa was deemed suitable.
Chilangwa said Mansa was chosen because of the readily available abundance of good accommodation to shelter all would be visitors to the Province to feast on the joys of the most popular sport in the country.
He said it was important to consider the design of the new Luka Kapasha area development plan where the new civic centre will be located to include enough land for the modern stadium which should also allow accompanying infrastructure around the modern stadium.
And Luapula Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Joyce Nsamba who was chairing the combined PDCC said it was good news for all soccer lovers in the Province because the facility will attract more would be investors and tourists to the region.