Byo seeks sports tourism hub status

The City of Bulawayo is seeking to position itself as a sports tourism hub building on the legacy created by the Region 5 Youth Games after it recently re-opened two major swimming pools in Luveve and Mpopoma suburbs.

Commissioning the two rehabilitated swimming pools, council’s Director of Housing and Community Services Mr Dictor Khumalo said the city intends to be the heart of talent grooming while at the same time put up world class infrastructure that can allow for hosting of international events.

“As a city council we are rehabilitating our sporting facilities as a way of providing some sporting activities such as swimming in the city’s high density suburbs that have been deprived of such activities,” said Mr Khumalo. 

The rehabilitation of the infrastructure was made possible through the ward retention fund, revealed the Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube.

“The Bulawayo City Council
introduced an innovative scheme to serve the dual purpose of spearheading
development as well as encourage residents and ratepayers to pay their bills.

“We are commissioning these pools with the ward retention fund and we anticipate that more recreational centres in the city will be rehabilitated with this fund,” said Dube.

Bulawayo has state-of-the-art sporting facilities such as a hockey stadium, White City Stadium with an athletic tartan track and official timing system and the CAF-approved Barbourfields Stadium, among others.

In 2017, Bulawayo
successfully hosted the Central Africa Association Zone VI Water Polo
Championships and the Youth Games.


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Publish date : 2019-04-11 12:35:00

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