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.