Renovation of Oshakati sport facilities in full swing

 Renovation of Oshakati sport facilities in full swing

The Oshakati Independence stadium and the once popular Carribean swimming pool, which started benefiting from renovations by the Oshakati Town Council during 2019, are taking shape.
The budget for renovations, which was slightly over 1 million Namibia dollars, was created in response to a call by sport minister Erastus Uutoni, who appealed to local authorities to invest in sport facilities at their towns.
The Oshakati sport stadium has already been getting a new turf, which will enable users to compete freely at the arena.
The netball court at the town is also starting to take shape with the filling of noticeable cracks.
Meanwhile renovations to the ablution facilities are also in full swing, as the pavilions are also set to be completed at the end of March.
The Caribbean Swimming pools, too, have seen a makeover and are nearing completion but will not yet be available to the public as the second phase of refurbishing the area is yet to kick off.
The town council's Public Relations Officer, Katarina Kamali, said so far a lot has been done and that no hiccups have been experienced in the process.
”We want to complete the work as soon as possible, because we are hosting the Namibian newspaper cup in April and by that time. We are also looking at other areas that we want to rehabilitate and the Caribbean swimming pool has been in a dilapidated state for almost 20 years and council has reserved funds to renovate the area” Kamali said.
Kamari is positive that, after the work on both sites is completed, council will put in place stringent measures to ensure vandalism does not occur.
“We want to urge the users of the Independence stadium to be aware that this is one of the biggest stadiums in the north and we want our users to take care of the facilities here so it lasts for years to come” she added.
She urged users to be more protective of the facilities at their disposal