MUTARE- Zanu PF
central committee member and also Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency shadow
Member of Parliament (MP) Esau Mupfumi has donated football and netball kits to
teams in various wards of the constituency.
The kits, valued at US$8
000, have been donated as a way to ensure that the youth would participate in
sports during their free time and shun drug abuse and criminal activities.
Mupfumi also called on
the City of Mutare to remove illegal vendors whom he said have taken over the
“The youth should be
kept busy and shun criminal activities as well as drug abuse. We want all the
sporting facilities to be upgraded by the local authority so that the local
clubs can have a place to train and have tournaments.
neglected these facilities for a while now and have since been taken over by
vendors. Sports are very good for recreation and exercise.
sport and recreational facilities into residential stands noting that sports
activities are essential for healthy communities.
“It is very imperative for people to engage in sports
activities as they ensure good health, promotes sustainable development,
entertainment and unity within communities,’’ said Mupfumi.
City of Mutare has since allowed vendors to operate at
Dangamvura grounds and Chikanga sports fields also known as Harlem.
Dr Mupfumi is facilitating sporting events in all wards of
Chikanga-Dangamvura constituency which will be held every Sundays.
Dangamvura-Chikanga selective team coach, John Munhenga,
said he was happy with the generous gesture and called on all teams to take
advantage of the donation to foster competition and scout for talent.
“We are extremely grateful to Dr Mupfumi for empowering
youths by donating sport kits. As youths we are looking forward to be assisted
in business projects that improves our livelihood,” said Munhenga.
Mupfumi, who lost to MDC Alliance candidate Proper Mutseyami
in the 2018 parliamentary elections, is said to be challenging for the seat
again in the forthcoming by-elections after the recall of Mutseyami.