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18.11.2003 Sports News

Minister inspects facilities for SESSA Games

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Mr Rashid Bawa, Minister of State in charge of Education Youth and Sports on Tuesday inspected facilities to be used for the Security Services Sports Association (SESSA) games schedules for November 24-28.

The minister first inspected the Basketball Court and the Football pitch at the El-Wak Sports Stadium where work is almost completed at the stands, the pitch, the basketball court as well as the car park outside the stadium. The handball court and the volleyball court at the Prisons and Police Headquarters respectively were also inspected.

The inspection was to assess the state of the facilities to be used for the games and to expedite action on the remaining work to be done in order to get the facilities ready for use.

Mr Bawa expressed satisfaction over the level of work done at the venues so far especially the El-Wak Stadium which he said would be the home for the games.

He said the rate at which work is progressing at the respective venues is an indication that the nation is going to witness a successful event.

Mr Bawa reiterated that the future of the nations sports depends on the successful organisation of the SESSA games, which he said would lead to the discovery of many talents for the various disciplines.

The minister therefore called on officials in charge of the renovation of the facilities to move at a faster space in order to ensure that all the facilities are ready for use by the close of the week.

Six security organisations namely, the Polices Service, Armed Forces, Customs Exercise and Preventive Service, Prisons Service, Fire Service and the Navy are expected to take part in the four-day sports fiesta.

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