Oshana Works Ministry sport team gets sponsorship
13 Aug 2016 14:50pm
OKAPYA, 13 AUG (NAMPA) - The JP Group of companies and Kapya Engineering Services donated sport clothes worth N.dollars 22 950 to the Ministry of Works and Transport (MWT)s Oshana regional sport team.
Chairperson of the team, Julius Shongolo told Nampa that his team needed the sponsorship for its participation in the ministerial annual sport championships taking place in Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region from 20 to 25 August.
The two businesses donated the sport gear after leadership of the MWT Oshana regional sport teams appealed for sponsorship.
The ministry introduced the championships last year and the maiden event was held in the Zambezi Region.
Shongolo pointed out that 60 athletes will represent the Oshana Region in Tsumeb in football, volleyball, netball, athletics and modelling.
Deputy Minister of Works and Transport James Sankwasa officiated at the donation handover, hosted by Kapya Engineering Services on Thursday.
Speaking to those present, Sankwasa stated that his ministry in 2015 embarked on a programme for wellness of its employees, which has resulted in the inception of the championships.
He said regional teams of the MWT from all 14 regions participate in the annual championships to build healthy bodies.
Sankwasa described the donation as part of the two companies social responsibility to plough back into the community.
The deputy minister urged the Oshana regional team to perform well during the championships so that it makes the sponsors happy and to motivate for increased sponsorship next time.