Government has given the Zambian National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) K12 billion to beam live the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Youth Games that starts tomorrow in Lusaka.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Kennedy Sakeni in a statement released yesterday in Lusaka that the intervention will afford the public an opportunity to enjoy the games which Zambia is hosting for the first time from December 7 to 17.
Sakeni, who is also Chief Government Spokesperson, said Government was happy that ZNBC, in partnership with a South African television production company, has intensified the installation of broadcast equipment at Nkoloma Stadium and Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in readiness of the games.
He said these and other preparations, underscores the importance Government attaches to the success of the games.
Sakeni said Zambia was humbled to host the prestigious Zone Six games and that will do everything possible to ensure that visiting sports men and women have an enjoyable and comfortable stay during the games.
“I call upon the Zambian people to accord our visiting brothers and sisters from the region the traditional Zambian friendship and hospitality we are renowned for the world over. I also call on the media to accord the games the attention they deserve in terms of coverage,” he said.
Sakeni said the importance of these games go beyond medals and entertainment as they are an important platform for promoting unity and development among the countries of the region.
Thank you GRZ. I hope Zambia gets as many medals as possible. Lets follow the Chipolopolo example. I hope for the day when ZNBC will be able to do this job alone without the partnership of a foreign company.
Is the broadcast only in Zambia?… or in all the zone 6 countries?
Wait a minute, Olympics are starting tomorrow, you mean this 7th? Does Zambia have any team? Did Lusaka Water & Sewage pump water into 90 days swimming Pool?
THE ZONE SIX GAMES are to be beamed live in zambia by ZNBC yet partnering with our south african friends to help tranmit allover africa. Nostradamus its zone six games not olympics, the pool is ready for use i mean even full wth water, Congratulation Zambia the upgraded infrastructure will remain for our use after the games…
Let the games begin…
It has to beam Africanwide 4 beta recognition.
Great Job by GRZ nd Local organising committee. keep it up….
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