SPORTS

Ministry Upgrades New Grounds

The Ministry of Youth and Sports last week began the upgrade of the Lokia, Rewa playground and started earthworks for a new ground at Waikete Village in Nakelo, Tailevu. The
18 Dec 2014 12:40
Ministry Upgrades New Grounds
The Lokia playground being upgraded.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports last week began the upgrade of the Lokia, Rewa playground and started earthworks for a new ground at Waikete Village in Nakelo, Tailevu.

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou said even though they were faced with some obstacles this year this would not stop them from developing more playing fields in Fiji.

“The ministry planned for the construction of several grounds around Fiji this year, but was delayed due to some unexpected circumstances.

“It doesn’t deter us from assisting those requesting for similar assistance especially in the Central Division,” Tuitubou said.

“The ministry is upgrading the Lokia grounds because it the biggest ground for villages and young people in this part of the Rewa delta and will construct a new playground in Waikete, Nakelo,” he added.

Senior Sports Officer Sitiveni Rokoro confirmed the Lokia grounds will be completed before Christmas while the Waikete ground will be ready by early 2015.

“The ministry is just digging the drains and providing some top soil for the Lokia grounds,” said Rokoro.

“For Waikete, we are constructing a new playground altogether,” he said.

The size is 120 metres by 70 metres and the village youths can look forward to utilising their playground in the future for small tournaments and sporting activities.

“The onus is now on the youths of these villages to maintain their playgrounds,” Rokoro added.

Tuitubou reiterated that the Government has allocated $200,000 in the 2015 Budget for the development of rural playing fields.

Waikete Youth Club president Eroni Kurumaca is grateful to the government for their assistance.

“We are really grateful for this assistance and the youths can’t wait to enjoy their new playground when it is completed,” Kurumaca said.

“These will also entice the youth to develop their sporting abilities and most importantly attract the rural dwellers to participate in some form of physical activity,” he said.

Earthworks on the new Waikete playground began last Tuesday.

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