Kasete calls on prioritisation of other sports

It is now time that the ||Kharasregion explore new sports codes the ||Kharas Regional Council's Chief Regional Officer (CRO), BeatusKasete has said.

Kasete was speaking at a sport summit here on Monday.

The sport summit which stated on Monday ends Tuesday and is organised by the ||Kharas region and the Northern Cape Province of South Africa under the twinning agreement of the two counterparts.

The twinning agreement between KRC and the Northern Cape Provincial Government of the Republic of South Africa was signed on 14 September 1999, to look at economic development opportunities, safety and security and improve education and culture tolerance.

Kasete said it is time that those involved in sports start looking for new sport codes rather than soccer, netball and rugby that are given much attention.

The CRO added that most of the time people complain about the unavailability of finances noting that there are corporate that are willing to help where the government cannot.

We should find a way to fund these sports activities, if we tell this corporate that are willing to help the benefits of sport they can assist us where we as government cannot, he said.

Kasete added that sports can unite people when embrace and that people should understand that sports was created to teach people a lesson and for them to accept defeat from a very young age.

Also speaking was James Mapanka the twinning agreement coordinator from the Northern Cape who said education is consider to be incomplete because a child in sport is a child out of court.

According to Mapanka the summit aims for the two counterparts to come up with a five year strategic plan that will create harmonisation and collaboration in sports between the two counterparts.

We have to come up with a strategy that will work for both regions, the strategies should give an opportunity to all learners even those in rural areas, we must also come up with strategies that look at out of school youth, the old and even the disable, he said.

There are three streams under the twinning agreement which is Social stream, local governance and the economic stream.

The sport summit is under the social stream.

Source: Namibia Press Agency