By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has raised concern over the rampant theft and vandalism of equipment meant for the renovation of the National Sports Stadium.
Speaking during a tour of the country’s biggest sporting facility in Harare this Monday, Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Deputy Minister, Tino Machakaire said the law should take its course after engaging the police to investigate the matter.
I am happy with the progress made so far in renovating the National Sports Stadium but my main worry is the rampant stealing of equipment meant for the facelift of the facility. We cannot have a situation where items just disappear without a trace yet we have security details manning the stadium, how is that possible. These thieves should be brought to book and we are calling on authorities to get to the bottom of this matter, he said.
Machakaire also said it is disheartening to note that some elements seem to be working against government efforts to refurbish sports facilities in the country.
Look, the government is working tirelessly to put in resources for the facility’s facelift, for the good of the country, and the citizenry but to have people who just pounce on the equipment and go scot-free is unacceptable. We cannot be forced to host football matches outside the country simply because of such people, noted Machakaire.