Construction of Opuwo Multi-purpose Youth Centre starts

OPUWO: The first phase of the construction of the Opuwo Youth Multipurpose Centre has started with the administration block’s foundations being dug.

According to the Head of the Opuwo Multipurpose Centre, Sau Kakongo the administration block alone that will be constructed as part of the first phase would cost the Ministry of Youth, National Services, Sport and Culture (MYNSSC) N.dollars 26.9 million.

Kakongo told Nampa on Wednesday that the administration block was prioritized to ensure that all officials of the MYNSSC in the region are allocated with offices at the Centre. The administration block would have fourteen offices, a boardroom with a capacity of 25 people, eight store rooms a photo copy room and reception.

“Currently most regional officials of our Ministry are scatted all over the region due to lack of offices space at the Multipurpose Centre in Opuwo,” said Kakongo.

She added that the sport officers are renting offices in Opuwo, while the cultural officers are in Khorixas and the Health Officer is not employed due to lack of space.

According to Kakongo the second phase of the construction of the Multipurpose Youth Centre is the construction of the Youth Hostel.

Amongst other construction that would be put up as part of the Multipurpose Youth Centre are the Museum, Gymnasium, the Clinic, accommodation facilities, and tennis and volley ball courts amongst others.

The site of the construction was handed over to the contractor the GFS Investment CC end of February this year and they are expected to complete with the administration block in June 2016.

(edited)OPUWO: Construction work on the Opuwo Multi-purpose Youth Centre has started, with foundations being dug for the administration block.

The head of the centre, Sau Kakongo told Nampa on Wednesday the administration block is being constructed at a cost of N.dollars 26,9 million.

Kakongo said it is being prioritised to ensure office space for officials of the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture (MYNSSC) in the region. It will have 14 offices, a boardroom that can accommodate 25 people, eight store rooms, a photocopy room, and reception.

“Currently most regional officials of our ministry are scattered all over the region due to lack of office space,” she said.

The ministry’s sports officers are renting offices in Opuwo, while the cultural officers are based in Khorixas.

According to Kakongo, the second phase of construction will involve the establishment of a youth hostel.

Upon completion, the multi-purpose youth centre will include a museum, gymnasium, clinic, and tennis and volleyball courts, amongst other things.

The construction site was handed over to the contractor, GFS Investment, at the end of February this year and construction of the administration block is expected to be completed in June 2016.

SOURCE: NAMPA