MORE sporting and recreational facilities with the aim of keeping people entertained are needed in Oshana Region.
Oshana Regional Governor, Elia Irimari said the region does not have enough facilities to cater to sporting events in the region.
According to Irimari, given the COVID-19 outbreak, those open facilities remain underutilised by the public as most of the sporting activities were put on hold with the intention of curbing the further spread of COVID-19.
Irimari, who worried about the location of some of the facilities, stated that some are surrounded by liquor outlets.
“General sporting and recreational facilities need to be in a secure and ideal space,” he said.
Irimari noted that currently, the once-popular Caribbean swimming pool facility is under-renovation. The Caribbean swimming pool which has seen a makeover is nearly completed.
The Ongwediva Town Council has also kicked off with renovations of the facility known as the tennis court.
The tennis court is a sports facility used for tennis, netball, and basketball and will be elevated to the tune of N$ 409 000 during the town council’s 2020/21 financial year.
Town spokesperson, Jackson Muma said the council was planning to construct a multi-sport stadium in the vicinity of the town’s NaTIS centre in its quest to establish more recreation facilities at Ongwediva.