THE Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service is planning to host its first ever sport exhibition in September with the aim of unifying people.
This was revealed by Minister Erastus Uutoni during a donation event held in Oshakati on Saturday. The expo is scheduled to take place from 2 to 5 September in Windhoek. According to Uutoni, the purpose of the expo is to bring sports-enthusiasts – both men and women – together to interact. The Rani Group handed over to the sports minister a donation of N$50 000 towards the scheduled expo.
The Sports ministry is trying to rise about N$800 000 through various sports loving fans for the organising of the event, with the aim to make it an annual event.
“We can’t be held back due to the economy crisis we are facing in the country and government cutting budget. We will ensure that the expo takes place,” said Uutoni. Uutoni has also called on corporate companies to come on board with sponsorships for the sport expo. He also urged sport fans and youth entrepreneurs to buy stands at the expo. Uutoni said the expo is endorsed by Cabinet as a national event and will serve as a platform where stakeholders come together to deliberate on the challenges facing the sport sector in the country.
Handing over the donation, Ali Dharani, Executive of Rani Group of Companies, stated that supporting sport is also another way of giving back to the community.
“We are trying to empower the youth where we can as the future of Namibia is in the hands of the youth,” noted Dharani.