Lundazi District Commissioner (DC) Janet Mumba says government attaches great importance to the development of various sports programmes in schools
Ms. Mumba said it is through sports that talented pupils in various sporting skills excel to earn their livelihood and develop their talent a spirit of cooperation and hard work virtues in order for Zambia to develop.
ZANIS sports reports the District Commissioner saying this in Lundazi over the weekend.
This was when she officiated at the 2012 inter school indoor games competition held at Lundazi secondary school.
Ms. Mumba urged school pupils to offer their commitment to sporting disciplines if they were be role model in their schools in the district.
“Furthermore, I urge all pupils to concentrate on their academic work as they focus on sporting activities in order to brighten their future and the future of the country, “ she said.
Ms. Mumba observed that sports help exchange different views, learn from each other and share memorable moments, hence the need to those who win to continue working hard and those that would not do well not to give up.
The DC has however, cautioned teachers and participants of the dangers of HIV/AIDS adding that abstinence was the best weapon against the disease.
Speaking on behalf of the District Education Board Secretary “DEBS” Herbet Mwiinga, Lundazi District Education Standard Officer DESO, Chiza Mtonga called on pupils to consider sports as their career.
Mr. Mtonga said sports minded pupils should dedicate and commit themselves to sports to effectively compete in basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton , among other sports disciplines.
He revealed that sport is not only a source of income where one can earn a living through it, but also to help improve the immune system and keep the mind refreshed.
He disclosed that his office is doing everything possible to support and sustain sport in the district which he said is in line with government policy of broadening career options for all pupils.
The District Education Board Secretary has since appealed to the participants to maintain high levels of discipline and guard against abusing the hospitality of the host school by vandalizing infrastructure and furniture among other things.