By Hopkin Reporter
Mutonguni MCA Hon Benjamin Mulandi famously known as Hon KILUMA has urged the county government of Kitui to set aside enough funds to upgrade local sports facilities as a way of supporting talent development.
The Independent MCA was speaking on Thursday 28th December 2023, during the MCA’s cup finals where KAKEANI FC won after beating UTOO FC 4 – 2 in the finals.
The tournament was graced by massses of spectators who showed people were hungry for sports entertainment.
According to the county Lawmaker, the aim of the football tournament was to bring together the youth and inspire them through socialization.
Hon Kiluma said football keeps players physically fit and prevent them from falling into the trap of radicalisers.
“I came up with this initiative, especially football as a tool to prevent crime and drug use among children and teenage youth in Mutonguni ward during this holiday season”. Apart from education, he also view football as a career opportunity, hopeful that one day they will be scouted for better and bigger opportunities.
“We must start by being accountable, and feel the pain of the citizen. It is not only shameful but annoying, for our youth to play in such a surface. The stadium’s pitch is dusty, has no grass and lacks an athletics tartan track, with an extremely poor drainage system,” he added.