D’vat sports com­plex to be re­fur­bished

The Manica Post - - Sport / Foreign News - Fun­gayi Mun­y­oro Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

THE Min­istry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Re­cre­ation has part­nered the Mutare City Coun­cil to re­fur­bish Dangamvura Sports Com­plex.

The ges­ture will go a long way im­prov­ing sport­ing in the high den­sity sub­urb.

For­mer Min­is­ter of Sports, Arts and Cul­ture Kazembe Kazembe toured sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Mutare early this year and rec­om­mended the re­fur­bish­ment of the fa­cil­ity.

It was dur­ing the tour that var­i­ous rep­re­sen­ta­tives of sport gen­res up­dated the min­istry on the state of di­lap­i­da­tion of sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties in the city and in par­tic­u­lar, be­moaned the poor state of Dangamvura Sports Com­plex.

Gov­ern­ment then un­der­took to as­sist re­fur­bish­ing the fa­cil­ity.

Gov­ern­ment rolled out a grand plan in which it would en­sure that each of the coun­try's 10 prov­inces and the ad­min­is­tra­tive districts have a multi-pur­pose sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Dangamvura res­i­dents hailed the ini­tia­tive to re­fur­bish and re­vive the sport­ing com­plex say­ing it will help youths horn their sport­ing skills.

They be­lieve the com­plex will im­prove the sport­ing acu­men of youths and help cre­ate em­ploy­ment. Speak­ing at a meet­ing held at Dangamvura Bei­thall, Sports and Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion pro­vin­cial co­or­di­na­tor Shupikai Bere­jena said the first pri­or­ity was the con­struc­tion of a multi-pur­pose sport­ing fa­cil­ity.

"We have gath­ered rep­re­sen­ta­tives from var­i­ous sport­ing dis­ci­plines that use the Dangamvura Sports Com­plex and we have agreed to pri­ori­tise a multi-pur­pose fa­cil­ity, as it ac­com­mo­dates more than one sport.

The re­sus­ci­ta­tion of the fa­cil­i­ties is in line with Gov­ern­ment's pol­icy to de­velop sport at grass­roots.

We are up­beat about Gov­ern­ment's thrust to re­vive sport cou­pled with the cor­re­spond­ing move to con­struct mod­ern sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties," he said.

Bere­jena said they will de­lib­er­ately mod­ernise ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties such ten­nis courts, bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball and hand­ball pitches.

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