Ohorongo upgrades sports facilities in Outjo
The Municipality of Outjo submitted a bid to host the Namibia Local Authority Sport and Recreation Games in Outjo for 2014, which was subsequently awarded to the town. It will take place from 04 to 10 May 2014.
“The sports facilities were in a very poor state and in dire need of upgrading,” said Mr Fransley Gordon /Gomseb, Deputy Mayor of Outjo.
“We are very thankful for the donation from Ohorongo Cement which made it possible for us to upgrade the facilities. This enables us to proudly host the NALASRA games this year,” said /Gomseb.
“The timing is very good as all the private schools will also be hosting a Private Schools Weekend from 04 to 08 June, and they will also be making use of the upgraded facilities,” he said.
The theme for the games this year is “Uniting where it all started”.
NALASRA was founded on 10 May 2008 in Okahandja and has its roots in previous games organised by the Southern African Inter-Municipal Sports Association (SAIMSA), which originated in 2003 in Botswana.
“Ohorongo Cement is proud to be able to make a contribution from which all the local authorities in Namibia can benefit, while at the same time making a valuable contribution within our region,” said Mr Hans-Wilhelm Schuette, MD of Ohorongo Cement.
Local authorities will participate in the following sports codes: Soccer, Netball, Volleyball, Darts, Tug of War, Marathon, Fun Walk, 4 x 100m Relay, Tennis, Stone Game, Ring Board and Pool.
The NALASRA games offers Outjo the golden opportunity to host this national event for 54 local authorities with about 200 participants from various municipalities, town councils and village councils.