Harare – Zimbabwe has started working on structural adjustments at the proposed site of the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Sports Museum, which should be commissioned this year.
Zimbabwe won the right to host the AUSC5 Sport Museum in 2020.
The museum will be a repository of sporting history for the ten members of the AUSC Region 5; namely, Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It will also be the home the AUSC Region 5 Hall of Fame and will be situated at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
Zimbabwean Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Ministry spokesperson Ranson Madzamba said: “The ministry, through partnerships with the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, has taken advantage of the refurbishments taking place at the National Sports Stadium to renovate the area earmarked for the Regional Sports Stadium.
“The refurbishment works are mainly targeting the drainage system, lighting and structural adjustments to suit the requirements of the facility. The Ministry of Local Government and Public works has also developed architectural drawings for the floor area to be used for floor plan design of the museum.
“More so, the ministry – together with the African Union Sports Council Region 5 – is in the process of consulting key stakeholders on the research requirements, artistic designs needed for the research works and general morphology of the museum. As soon as this process has been exhausted research works and museum design will commence immediately.”