Vice President John Landa Nkomo has officially launched the 9th edition of the Zimbabwe National Youth Games to be hosted by Matabeleland South Province in August this year.
In a speech read on his behalf, Cde Nkomo implored all stakeholders to take ownership of the games, knowing that they are contributing to nation building and youth development in the province.
VP Nkomo said he will assist to ensure the hosting of the games, which is for the first time in the province, becomes a success.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committee, Mr Mgcini Nkolomi appealed the cooperate world to chip in financially for the success of the games.
â€œA lot of work still needs to be done especially in upgrading sporting facilities in the province, so we need capital injection to ensure the success of the games,â€ he said.
Governor and Resident Minister of Matabeleland South Province, Cde Angeline Masuku, who is patron of the games, gave assurance that that the province was going to make sure that the games will be held successfully.