- The Mombasa County sports department has suffered historically from underfunding in the management of sporting activities. Cs Amina is working with a technical committee to sort the matter.
Over the years taking the country’s sports to a greater height has been a major campaign pledge during the general elections. The shareholders always budget for the programmes, but unfortunately, the Ministry of Sports often gets less of what is captured in printed estimates
Luckily, the Mombasa county sports department is doing its best to rescue its sportsmen and ladies. It has increased the sports expenditure reportedly by over 100 percent has its targets is the development of new sports facilities.
The department’s priority is to construct a modern state of the art stadium at Tononoka. The initiative aims at empowering women, youth, and people living with disabilities by organizing talent development activities and entrepreneurship training. It also intends to provide startup kits through the Revolving Fund.
The county allocated Sh208,583,660 for sports development in the 2019/20 budget. There has been a drastic increase in the new financial year’s budget to improve sports at the ward level and grassroots level.
On Tuesday, the country’s assembly’s Finance Committee read the 2020/21 financial year budget released, and the Chairman Mohammed Hatimy stated that Sh500 million has been set aside for the improvement of nine new sports grounds and provision of sports equipment
This budget does not include the Sh1.7 billion for the construction of an ultra-modern stadium in Mombasa which is in progress. The stadium will be used for hosting local, national, and international matches.
In the golden years gone by Mombasa was known for its love for the sports it is expected for the region to have outstanding football facilities. The last financial budget was used by the county to assist 14 county football teams.