By Moses Nyirenda
Lilongwe City Council (LCC) Sports Officer, Grace Thera- Chirambo has said the council is committed to reviving sporting culture among the youth in local communities in a quest to promoting various sporting disciplines in the country.
She made the remarks on Saturday during a sports awareness exercise which was held at Likuni Boys Primary School Ground in Lilongwe under the theme ‘Reviving sports culture in local communities’.
Chirambo said that through their initiative they are engaging the youth in a bid to recognize their talents and enhance their skills.
“With our initiative we are involving the youth from different communities around Lilongwe City, we want to identify their talents and build up their skills so that they should become professionals in the future,” Chirambo said.
She added that, they are striving to create a platform for youth that would allow them to participate in the sporting activities of their wish.
“We are making our efforts to create an environment where all youth will be able to take part in sporting activities of their choice according to their capabilities,” she said.
The Sports Officer also said that their mission is to advance the sports sector in the country through promoting various sporting disciplines including the most forgotten games like bawo among the youth.
The sports awareness exercise was patronized by youth from various clubs under Chinsapo Youth Network which include; Mzathu, Brighter Future, Mpatsa, Chinsapo environmental Impact and New Vision Entertainment Youth Club.
The youth contested in various sporting games such as football, netball, volleyball, bawo, sack and egg races.
Chinsapo Youth Network Chair, Person Misheck Likupe commended LCC for its initiative, saying that it would help the youth to discover their hidden talents.
He also said that the initiative would also assist the youth to become professionals and take part in international games in the future hence empowering them to remain economically independent.-MANA