Hwange holds sports ac­tiv­i­ties

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Sikhum­buzo Moyo re­cently in Hwange

HWANGE Col­liery Com­pany fully sup­ports the Gov­ern­ment’s sport­ing pro­grammes which seek to ben­e­fit com­mu­ni­ties.

The as­sur­ance was given by the coal min­ing gi­ant’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Thomas Makore when he of­fi­ci­ated at the com­pany’s Old Mu­tual-spon­sored sports day prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony held at the Ed­mund Davies Hall last Fri­day.

The prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony was af­ter a day’s com­pe­ti­tions by the coalmin­ing gi­ant’s em­ploy­ees who par­tic­i­pated in 10 dif­fer­ent sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.The sports day is meant to con­sole the em­ploy­ees fol­low­ing the tragic events of the 1972 Ka­man­dama Mine dis­as­ter that killed 427 min­ers.

“Hwange Col­liery Com­pany fully sup­ports Gov­ern­ment’s sport­ing pro­grammes for the ben­e­fit of com­mu­ni­ties, suf­fice to say that only two weeks ago we hosted the Zim­babwe Na­tional Youth Games here in Hwange. The sport­ing event spread across the com­pany’s vast sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties and is aimed at get­ting em­ploy­ees to bond and pro­mote so­cial co­he­sion for bet­ter pro­duc­tiv­ity.

“The event is in sync with Gov­ern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Sport and Recre­ation Club Sys­tem which was launched by Vice-Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko in Umguza district in July.

“The day helps us main­tain a healthy life­style through in­volve­ment in sports. Ev­ery­one is a win­ner, it’s not about the prizes but it’s about par­tic­i­pa­tion.“This event is also meant to re­mem­ber the 427 min­ers who lost their lives in the Ka­man­dama Mine dis­as­ter of 1972,” said Makore.

He said Old Mu­tual in part­ner­ship with RM In­sur­ance have been bankrolling the event since its in­cep­tion.The em­ploy­ees com­peted in bad­minton, bas­ket­ball, darts, bowl­ing, golf, squash, ten­nis, ladies and men soc­cer.ends

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