Aranos to host Mayoral tournament

19 Feb 2018 12:10pm
REHOBOTH, 19 FEB (NAMPA) – The town of Aranos will host the third edition of the Mayoral tournament between 30 March to 02 April this year.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday Aranos Mayor, Elden Kuhanga, said since the day he was sworn in as mayor in December 2015, he started thinking of fundraising projects and activities to help raise funds for the council’s social account.
“It is on this basis that my office decided to organise a social event combining soccer, netball, cultural performances and dance in a tournament,” he remarked, adding that N.dollars 95 000 has already been budgeted as prize money for the winning teams.
Kuhanga further said the fundamental reason for organising an event of this magnitude was to start addressing the various socio-economic challenges of the town’s inhabitants.
He said it is a challenge that he and his team undertook as there are too many poor people in their community who depend on social grants.
“We decided to raise funds to show our community that you can if you care enough,” Kuhanga remarked.
He said the funds are used to provide first aid assistance to Aranos residents in times of disaster, especially with fire outbreaks that usually leave affected families without shelter and hopelessly destitute.
“As mayor, I assure all residents that during my leadership, I will make extra effort to ensure that all funds raised and donated through these events are directed for the benefit of the intended beneficiaries,” he concluded.
Last year, a total of nineteen football teams and five netball teams took part in the four-day event, with approximately 1 500 spectators turning up to support their teams from as far as Gobabis and Okahandja
Future Boys Football Club from Windhoek walked away as victors in the football category after defeating Gochas United 4-0 in the final while NamPol Mariental won the netball category.
A total of N.dollars 106 000 was raised last year.