Only big monopoly capital will benefit from Commonwealth Games - ANCYL

2016-11-24 07:59

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Durban – The ANC Youth League in eThekwini says the 2022 Commonwealth Games will not directly benefit young people.

"If we look at it from a distance, it doesn’t show us what we will benefit from this as young people," chairperson Thembo Ntuli said.

Ntuli was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.

He said that, even though an agreement was signed for the Games to take place in Durban, the youth league still felt it was important to voice their opinion on the matter.

Ntuli said that the investments the city would make could possibly be used to directly uplift a struggling young community of people, but he wanted to know exactly how this would happen.

"If that money can be redirected in creating more job opportunities for young people it will make us happy. We want to know how this is going to do (this) for young poor people."

'Will only benefit big monopoly capital'

Ntuli also questioned the Commonwealth Games infrastructure.

"Even if the infrastructure is built, it might be too expensive for us to utilise it. So now we don’t see the point of taking too much money and investing it in things that must be taking too much money that could be used for job opportunities."

ANCYL regional secretary Thinta Cibane said the league rejected the Games as "nothing but a ploy to make big business richer at the expense of small business".

"The capital injection into the economy required for these Games will only benefit big monopoly capital."

He added that the FIFA World Cup had shown that the "financial model" for big sporting events did not benefit people on the ground.

In September last year, Durban was confirmed as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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