By Skilder Makona
WADZANAI Stadium in Shamva is going through a major facelift after a local football club based in the area partnered Chaminuka Rural District Council to renovate the facility ahead of the forthcoming 2020 season.
A Public-Private-Partnership between Shamva-based local football club Simba Bhora FC and Chaminuka Rural District Council (RDC) is beginning to yield tangible results, with Wadzanai Stadium undergoing a major facelift ahead of the upcoming 2020 football season.
The club’s chairman Jefferson Gonzo says the project is part of giving back to the community and providing an opportunity for budding footballers.
“It is our hope that youngsters have a place to nurture their talent plus we are looking beyond lower division football hence our vision. We want to promote the community we live in through sports tourism”
Chaminuka Rural District Council Acting Chief Executive Officer Jemitius Mandinyenya and Shamva South legislator Honourable Bramwell Bushu welcomed the development saying it is set to uplift the status of the area.
“We are quite happy with what Simba Bhora is doing, we are hoping that this project will continue to foster development in our area.
“We applaud the PPPs because the government’s drive is about development, so what we are seeing here is a clear testimony to that effect. This project has already started benefitting the community through employment and also clean water since a borehole was drilled,” they said.
The government of Zimbabwe introduced Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in 1998 with the aim of attracting investors into infrastructure projects.
Meanwhile, Simba Bhora FC was promoted into the Northern Region Soccer League Division One this year after coming out tops in the 3rd tier league.
By Skilder Makona