First Lady to of­fi­cially open Youth Games

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo @skhu­moyo2000

FIRST Lady Doc­tor Amai Grace Mu­gabe will open this year’s Zim­babwe National Youth Games set to be held in Chin­hoyi, Mashona­land West prov­ince next month. The Games will run from Au­gust 13-21. Sports and Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion act­ing direc­tor gen­eral Joseph Muchechetere said a for­mal re­quest has been made for the First Lady to be the guest of honour at the 14th edi­tion of the Games which were in­au­gu­rated here in Bulawayo in 2003.

“The guest of honour is the pre­serve of the lo­cal or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee in con­sul­ta­tion with the SRC and that has been done. As SRC we have since ad­vised the Min­is­ter of Sport and Re­cre­ation who will in turn for­mally re­quest the First Lady as per pro­to­col,” said Muchechetere.

The act­ing direc­tor gen­eral said in as far as the state of pre­pared­ness by Chin­hoyi was con­cerned, the com­mis­sion was happy with what is tak­ing place on the ground.

“I can safely say Chin­hoyi is ready to host the Zim­babwe National Youth Games 2016, a lot of work has been done with the Pro­vin­cial Af­fairs Min­is­ter Faber Chi­darikire tak­ing crit­i­cal lead­er­ship role thereby mak­ing the Loc’s work much eas­ier. He has opened doors to all key gov­ern­ment and po­lit­i­cal of­fices for the com­mit­tee,” said Muchechetere.

Min­is­ter Chi­darikire of­fi­cially launched the games at the Chin­hoyi Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy last Fri­day.

A ma­jor­ity of prov­inces will be get­ting into camp next week af­ter the clo­sure of schools so as to in­ten­sify their prepa­ra­tions.

Bulawayo will be at Eve­line High School while Matabe l e land North will use Townsend High School as their camp­ing base.

First Lady Doc­tor Amai Grace Mu­gabe

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