GOVERNMENT has released about K6.2 billion to the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) to facilitate the live coverage of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Youth Games slated for Lusaka next month.
ZNBC director general Chibamba Kanyama confirmed the development to Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kennedy Sakeni and his Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga when the two Government officials toured the institution offices in Lusaka yesterday.
"As ZNBC, we are very grateful to Government for releasing such funds to enable us facilitate live coverage of the games. We shall ensure that every Ngwee is accounted for," Kanyama said.
Kanyama assured Government that the resources would be utilised wisely and reached the intended purposes to ensure Zambians in all parts of the country watched proceedings of the games.
He said ZNBC would ensure that the proceedings of the games where covered well and televised to enable people even in remote areas to watch the games.
The venues for the games are Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), National Sports Development Centre (NASDEC), Nkoloma Stadium which will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the games, Sunset Stadium, Mulungushi International Conference Centre, and the Games Village at the University of Zambia (UNZA) main campus.
Sakeni and Malupenga were impressed with the preparations that ZNBC was putting in for coverage of the anticipated games.