Govt releases KR300,000 for Mongu Stadium

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—-Government has released KR 300, 000 for the clearing of land on which the construction of the new Mongu Ultra Morden Stadium will be built in Mongu district.

Western Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba, confirmed the development in Mongu yesterday when he graced the site clearing ceremony.

Mr Mwamba said the people of Western Province will benefit a great deal during and after the construction of the stadium, stating that about 100 local young people have already been directly engaged in the first phase.

He said other benefits will include the acquiring of life skills and the expanded hospitality industry as the stadium will also host international games once complete.

The PS pointed out that the PF government is fulfilling its campaign promises of bringing inclusive development to the whole country.

Mr Mwamba thanked the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) for playing an important role and contributing positively towards the construction of the stadium which will have the capacity to house 2000 people.

And giving a vote of thanks, Mongu Mayor, Dories Kaumba, said the enthusiasm shown by the PF government to construct the stadium is an indication that it has the plight of the people of Western Province at heart.

President Michael Sata last year directed Youth and Sport Minister, Chishimba Kambwili, to ensure that a modern stadium is constructed in Mongu district of Western Province as part of the campaign promises he made to the people of the area during the 2011 tripartite election.

During the International Women’s Day Commemorations for this year, Sports Minister, Chishimba Kambwili, assured the people in Western Province that the construction of the stadium will commence on April 15, 2013.