Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport Stephen Masumba has called on mining companies in Northwestern province to contribute towards the improvement of sports infrastructure.
Masumba said improved sports infrastructure can help boost different sporting activities in the country.
He told ZANIS in Kasempa district that government was planning to engage mining companies in the province to improve sports infrastructure.
He observed those poor sports infrastructures were posing a challenge to the success of sport in future.
And Kasempa Day Secondary School head teacher Hampten Moonga said pupils in the district fail to compete in different sporting activities due to lack of proper equipment.
Moonga disclosed that poor state of sports infrastructure in the province has contributed to some districts failing to compete at national level.
He said Kasempa only has one basketball court.
He further appealed to government to concentrate on improving infrastructure in the sports sector in order to tap talent from the rural areas.