The National Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Heritage is set to build a sports academy at Ololulunga area in Narok South Sub-county, Narok County, along the Great Rift Valley, that will nurture and develop talents among the pastoralists’ community.
Speaking after hosting a delegation from the Kenya Academy of Sports (KAS) led by Ms. Grace Mitambo, and a team from the Narok County Government Sports Department, Felix Kisalu, the Narok South Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) said that the construction of the proposed academy will begin before the end of the year at Ololulunga Day Primary School compound.
The proposed academy, according to Mr. Kisalu, is expected to host ultra-modern soccer and athletic pitch, where young talented athletics, will nurture their potential. It will also have a changing room, an office complex, training halls, an indoor games arena, a gymnasium, entertainment blocks, and a sanitary block.
Expectations for the sports academy at Ololulunga
The sports academy at Ololulunga is among other nine sports’ academies that are being constructed across the East African Country and it is expected, according to the DCC, to utilize sports in enhancing inter-ethnic cohesion among the local communities, where previously “young people are used by influential persons to cause skirmishes.”
“Following the completion of the project, the young people who have in the past been idling and vulnerable to rogue politicians will have a chance to exercise their talents. This will subsequently promote peace and cohesion in this area.
There are many young people in our society who are talented but do not know how to put their talent into action. The sports academy at Ololulunga will be a good platform to build and nurture their talents and give them a chance to compete with other young people from outside the county and also the country at large,” he concluded.