LSRC to man­age races

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

THE Min­istry of Gen­der, Youth, Sports and Re­cre­ation (MGYSR) has trans­ferred to the Le­sotho Sports and Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion (LSRC) the task of man­ag­ing some of its sport­ing events like the Royal Horse and Road Races as well as the High Al­ti­tude Sum­mer Marathon.

The Royal Horse and Road Races are staged as part of Queen ‘ Mase­n­ate Mo­hato Seeiso’s birth­day cel­e­bra­tions and will this year be held in her home town of Hlotse in Leribe.

The lat­est de­vel­op­ments were re­vealed at this week’s joint press con­fer­ence by the Sports Min­istry and the LSRC in Maseru.

“We have been given the task to over­see the stag­ing of sport­ing events such as the Royal Horse and Road races as well as the High Al­ti­tude Sum­mer Marathon start­ing with this year’s com­pe­ti­tions,” LSRC Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Re­filoe Maphal­lela said at the press con­fer­ence.

“We will work hand in hand with the as­so­ci­a­tions that are re­spon­si­ble for the sport­ing codes to en­sure ev­ery­thing goes ac­cord­ing to plan.

Speak­ing at the same event, Min­istry of Sports Deputy Di­rec­tor,manerea Ramotšo, en­cour­aged women to in­crease their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the dif­fer­ent sport­ing events.

“We en­cour­age more women to take part in sports be­cause their num­bers have not been sat­is­fac­tory.

“The fact that we have given the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to LSRC does not mean that we are to­tally out of the pic­ture. We will still be part of the events but LSRC will take over the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of or­gan­is­ing,” Ramotšo said.

Ramotšo also re­vealed that the two horse rid­ing cat­e­gories were spon­sored to the tune of M100 000 while the road races had M30 000 spon­sor­ship.

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