GOVERNMENT has given the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) K12 billion to beam live the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Youth Games that start tomorrow in Lusaka.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kennedy Sakeni in a statement released yesterday in Lusaka that the intervention will afford the public an opportunity to enjoy the Games which Zambia is hosting for the first time from December 7 to 17.
Sakeni, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, said Government was happy that ZNBC, in partnership with a South African television production company, has intensified the installation of broadcast equipment at Nkoloma Stadium and Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in readiness of the Games.
He said these and other preparations, underscored the importance Government attached to the success of the Games.
Sakeni said Zambia was humbled to host the prestigious Zone Six Games and that it would do everything possible to ensure that visiting sports men and women had an enjoyable and comfortable stay during the Games.
"I call upon the Zambian people to accord our visiting brothers and sisters from the region the traditional Zambian friendship and hospitality we are renowned for the world over. I also call on the media to accord the Games the attention they deserve in terms of coverage," he said.
Sakeni said the importance of these games go beyond medals and entertainment as they are an important platform for promoting unity and development among the countries of the region.