Chawama Member of Parliament Lawrence Sichalwe has called on business houses to consider sponsoring sports development programmes in communities.
Sichalwe says this is one way of promoting growth and development of sports.
Speaking when he officiated at the final of the Chawama Off season Christmas tournament, Sichalwe said government has taken exceptional consideration in promoting sports as a way of life for all Zambians to improve their health and wellbeing.
Sichalwe, who is also Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs added that the upgraded Kuku stadium in Chawama Constituency is 99 percent complete and will soon be commissioned and made ready for use by the community.
He has since assured the people of Chawama of his continued support for sports in all disciplines.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Zambia -FAZ- President Andrew Kamanga said the association will soon reintroduce football tournaments in Primary and secondary schools to tap talent from a tender age.
Kamanga also appealed to the Chawama Sports Integration, the organizers of the tournament to consider incorporating a junior’s tournament next year.
And Sponsors of the tournament, AfricaBet Operations Manager Leonard Mawuto said the betting company will continue to sponsor such tournaments and is considering moving into other constituencies next time around.