Rise of the easter games

Daniel Chida
LISTENING ATTENTIVELY: Multitudes of people attending the ceremony

161 teams take part in Molepolole South tournie

In what has become a tradition in Molepolole South, multitudes packed Lemepe Lodge on Monday to witness area MP, Kabo Morwaeng, award 161 teams from his constituency for participating in Easter tournaments.

The teams were part of an extravaganza organised by Morwaeng over the just-ended holidays.

Following a similar pattern to previous editions held over the last decade, the event included netball and football teams from every ward in Molepolole South.

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With action across 15 football pitches, the feel-good factor was out in full force as the teams and their jovial supporters sang and danced throughout the three-day tournament – repeating this cheerful spirit before the start of the awards.

In his address, Morwaeng, who doubles as the Minister of State President, advised youth to stay away from drugs and criminal activities.

He said that by hosting such games, he was not only providing a healthy alternative but was also giving them an opportunity to be active in community building.

Reflecting on a successful event, the MP noted small traders also benefitted as they were able to sell their products to the huge crowds.

Challenging the gathering to do their part in eliminating the scourge that is Gender Based Violence (GBV), Morwaeng said, “For that to be achieved, it has to start with you. Let’s all learn to be responsible citizens of this country.”

Stressing that the games were not meant for competition and creating rivals but rather were centred around social harmony, he encouraged communities to come up with a way of improving it in the future.

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“We also want to see Premier league teams picking some young stars to join their established teams,” he said.

The Minister revealed similar tournaments will be held in July as well as the Independence holidays – news that was greeted with a huge cheer from the audience.

Meanwhile, Morwaeng promised the attendants government would deliver on their pledges about to be delivered. He cited Molepolole Water and Sanitation project as well as expansion of the town’s internal roads (at a cost of P32 million) as two perfect examples.

Rise of the easter games
APRRECIATIVE: Minister Morwaeng handing prize money to team leaders from the constituency
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