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Mkumbwa invests MK2 million in sporting activities

Written by  Bishop Witmos

Mkumbwa in black suit handing over sports materials to Lufita Football Club General Secretary

Chitipa, September 9, 2017: Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, Clement Mkumbwa, Wednesdaydonated sporting materials worth MK2 million to 15 football clubs and 10 netball clubs in Chitipa Central Constituency.

Speaking during the handover of football and netball jerseys, balls and sporting shoes among others to 25 football and netball clubs at Lufita in Traditional Authority Mwaulambia, Mkumbwa said the materials will motivate the youths into sports and assist them to avoid indulging in immoral behaviour.

“It is my sincere hope that the kits will go a long way in assisting youths in my constituency to avoid indulging in bad behaviour as they will concentrate much on sports activities," Mkumbwa said.

Lufita Football Club, which has been receiving full support from the Chitipa Central law maker, has a playing ground that will soon have a new brick fence and is being constructed with money generated from the football competitions.

In his remarks, District Sports Officer (DSO) for Chitipa Rowland Harawa commended Mkumbwa for the gesture, saying the donated materials will assist nurturing sports talent in the constituency and Chitipa as a whole.

Harawa said in most cases, sporting clubs in Chitipa do not have adequate sporting materials, which he said retards sports development in the district.

Earlier, the deputy minister officially opened Tiwalere Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in the area (Lufita) that will help under- five children to start learning at a tender age.

The ECD centre has been constructed under the School Feeding, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme.


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