The rent of the National Stadium main bowl to organize athletics sport meetings have been increased with immediate effect by the Deputy Minister of Education Youth and Sports Dr Algassimu Jah.
According to reliable information the increase for the main bowl for athletics meeting is to limit the use of the main bowl and also because the cost of repair to the stadium is very expensive.
The increase according to the minister is as follows:- Government assisted Primary Schools from 200 thousand Leones for day to four hundred thousand Leones for day and one hundred thousand Leones for damages.
Private Primary school from 250 thousand Leones per day to 450 thousand Leones per day and one hundred Thousand Leones for damages.
For the government assisted secondary School from 250 thousand Leones to 450 thousand Leones per day with one hundred thousand Leones for damages, while Private secondary school from 300 thousand Leones to 500 thousands Leones and one hundred thousand Leones for damages.
For Tec Vocational school from 300 thousand Leones to 500 thousand Leones and 200 thousand Leone as deposit for any damages.
The Colleges was 400 thousand Leones as the ordinary price and the new price is now 600 thousand Leones with 300 thousand Leones as deposit.
While for the RSLAF the old price was 500 thousand Leones and the new price is now 700 thousand Leones with 300 thousand as deposit
The increment for the main bowl of the stadium for the use of athletics sport meeting is a big surprise to us some of the school authorities told Awoko Sports. They called on the minister to allow the prices to remain the same, as there is no better place to organize athletics sports meeting in the country than the National Stadium main bowl.