11 March 2019

Botswana: Construction of Tsabong Stadium to Start Soon

Tsabong — Preparations for the construction of a community mini sport stadium in Tsabong are underway.

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, principal programmes officer, Mpilo Mbo said in an interview that the mini stadium, which was part of the 10 stadia earmarked for different villages nationwide, would be constructed on a six hectare plot at the current Tsabong Stadium, subject to size adjustments.

He disclosed that they were at the preparatory stages of the project, which had been financed to the tune of P5 million.

So far, he said most of the groundwork had been completed.

"Construction has not started as yet. We are still doing the preparatory work where the community mini sport field will be and we have been allocated a plot and are still finalising all the details," he said.

Mbo said, if all goes according to plan, the stadium, which shall comprise of 200 seats scaffolding stands, a football pitch with artificial turf, athletics tracks, volleyball court, netball court, ablutions, changing rooms and kiosks, would be completed before the end of 2019.

"We do not have an exact date of completion, but the aim is to start as soon as possible as documents to facilitate us to start the procurement process are ready," he said.

Mbo said the aim of the project was to improve access to sporting facilities in communities, to increase participation in sport and recreation by the youth as well as to improve the general health and wellness of the people of Tsabong and surrounding areas.

Other stadia of a similar kind, he said, were expected to be built in Mmadinare, Tonota, Moshupa, Kanye North, Nkange, Chobe, Boteti West, Goodhope and Bobonong but with variations.

Source : BOPA

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