Laura McLeod-Katjirua Cup launched

20 Jun 2014 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 20 JUN (NAMPA) – Safesky Namibia and the Khomas regional governor’s office in Windhoek launched the Laura McLeod-Katjirua Cup here on Thursday.
The Cup is in honour of McLeod-Katjirua, the former Omaheke regional governor, for her contribution during Namibia’s liberation struggle.
Speaking at the launch, McLeod-Katjirua said she was honoured with the recognition, noting that this tournament will demonstrate the capacity of women's leadership and sensitise communities on gender-based violence issues.
“I will receive this honour on behalf of all women in leadership positions, and this extra motivation must reach each one of them in their respective capacities,” she said.
She further added that the honour should go beyond the leadership circles and inspire every individual woman even in the remote corners of the society to stand up and be counted.
“I want it to inspire all women and girls to unite and to collectively suppress any symptoms of gender-based violence,” said the governor.
The tournament will consist of football and netball games, and will be played over the weekend of 05 and 06 July in Windhoek. The finals will be played in Gobabis (Omaheke Region) on a yet-to-be-decided date.
Regional teams from Khomas, Omaheke, Erongo and Otjonzondjupa will participate in the Cup.
The winning football team will take home N.dollars 20 000, while the runners-up will take home N.dollars 10 000. The winning netball team will get N.dollars 7 000 and the runners-up N.dollars 3 000.
The whole tournament sponsorship is valued at N.dollars 40 000.