By ZBC Reporter
The Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation says it is eagerly waiting for the transfer of sports facilities from the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works.
Sports facilities in the country have deteriorated and the ministry in charge of sports has requested for their transfer to the custodians of sport in Zimbabwe.
However, the process is yet to be finalised as alluded to by the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Dr Kirsty Coventry at a media briefing in Harare this Thursday.
“We are deeply concerned with the current state of facilities, as you know we toured most of the facilities and stated sprucing up the facilities and we requested to have them transferred to us but because of Covid that has slowed down but we are still pursuing it.”
She also added that 2021 will be a better year as they have put in place a
plan for the resumption of major sports codes.
“We are ready for the year, and I have to believe national associations are ready and we have put in place plans for training of administrators and there is need to prioritise the athlete as ultimately they are why we gather. We allowed most sports to resume training now it’s the time to start playing but they have to produce a comprehensive plan for that.”
Moving from training to competitive action will be a welcome development for the sport-loving community in Zimbabwe.