Education and sport intertwined - Hamutumwa
Hamutumwa, who recently launched a trust bearing his name, was speaking to the learners of the Children of Zion Village, as well as the Brendan Simbwaye and Ngweze Primary Schools.
“Education must come first and sports second, but the two must go hand-in-hand,” Hamutumwa said.
He went on to emphasize the need for the learners to respect authority, to be disciplined and to extend friendship amongst themselves and to others with these being the basic principles that govern good sportsmanship.
Furthermore, the sport administrator also handed out sports equipment and applauded the three schools for placing a high priority on education and also putting a great emphasis on sports.
The gathering was also attended by Katima Mulilo Mayor John Likando, who joined the delegates of the trust, the learners and staff in planting trees in commemoration of the beginning of the collaborative efforts between the Ndeulipula Hamutumwa Trust and the Children of Zion Village.
Likando said that public-private partnerships such as this one will help accelerate development in the region and across the country.
The children’s delight in receiving the new sports equipment was evident in the song and dance performed for their guests.
The Ndeulipula Hamutumwa Trust delegates also paid a courtesy call on the Caprivi Regional Governor, Lawrence Sampofu.
In welcoming the delegates to the region the governor expressed his gratitude to the trust for championing the cause of sports at the grassroots in the Caprivi Region and beyond.
He further expressed the hope that the local businessmen would join hands with the trust in order to provide sports facilities in the region.