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South African city Durban will on Monday move -significantly closer to staging the 2022 Commonwealth Games [url=]Authentic Brandon Scherff Jersey[/url] , which is considered a possible launchpad for an Olympic bid.

A short ceremony in -London is set to confirm the east coast city as the lone contender to stage the quadrennial, 71--nation multisport event.

The 600-page bid book will be handed to Commonwealth Games Federation officials during a brief mid-day -ceremony at the official residence of the London Lord Mayor.

Bidding for the Commonwealth event is seen as a possible dress rehearsal for a 2024 or 2028 Olympic bid. No African country has hosted either event.

South Africa has proposed a 12-day Commonwealth Games from July 18 - birthday of the late Nelson Mandela.

Canadian city Edmonton also wanted to play host to the 2022 Games, but withdrew due to financial constraints.

The cost of staging the Commonwealth Games is a sensitive issue in South Africa [url=]Authentic Montae Nicholson Jersey[/url] , where a quarter of the active population is jobless.

Millions of South Africans lack running water and electricity and believe money used to fund the Games should be spent on basic services instead.

National government, local government and sports officials are tight-lipped about costs, saying only that the figures will be revealed Monday.

""The 2022 Games will be -affordable [url=]Authentic Jonathan Allen Jersey[/url] ,"" South African Olympic body boss Gideon Sam told reporters before flying to London. ""About 95 percent of the infrastructure is in place.""

Sam says an economic impact study predicts visitors to the Games would spend 12 -billion rand ($1 billion).

There would also be revenue from ticket sales and shares of broadcast and sponsorship deals.

The Olympic supremo is -excited about the likelihood of the Commonwealth Games coming to Africa.

""The time has come for -Africa to host these Games,"" he said. ""We have the infrastructure.""

Officials stress that the emphasis will be on upgrading existing facilities with only an athletes' village and a shooting range to be built from scratch.

Another cost-cutter is that most of the venues will be within 2.5 kilometers of the main Moses Mabhida Stadium, a 2010 FIFA World Cup venue.

South Africa has successfully hosted the soccer [url=]Authentic Ryan Kerrigan Jersey[/url] , rugby union and cricket World Cup tournaments, and there has been much media speculation about an Olympic bid.

Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 edition is scheduled for the Australian Gold Coast.


NAIROBI, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Kennedy Ntara was determined to dodge the agony of joblessness after college and made good use of influential relatives and friends who alerted him on opportunities that were up for grabs.

The 25-year-old procurement and logistics major is currently working at Twyford Ceramics [url=]Authentic Jordan Reed Jersey[/url] , a Chinese company that has employed hundreds of Kenyan youth in its tiles manufacturing plant located 65 kilometers south west of the capital, Nairobi.

During a recent interview with Xinhua, Ntara said he yearned for an opportunity to work for a Chinese firm since the university days aware of their potential to transform lives of the youth.

"Soon after graduating from the university [url=]Authentic Josh Norman Jersey[/url] , I worked for several local companies and when an opportunity to work for Twyford ceramics knocked, I did not hesitate to grab it," said Ntara.

He was recruited by Twyford Ceramics in November last year and was deployed to the warehouse and supply sections where he is applying skills taught in the university.

"It has been a rewarding five months stint in my current work station. The interactions with local and Chinese staff are cordial and more importantly [url=]Authentic Trent Williams Jersey[/url] , I have been able to acquire new knowledge in supply chain management," said Ntara.

He belongs to a growing army of Kenyan youth who have secured gainful employment from Chinese firms that have invested in the East African nation.

Twyford Ceramics which happens to be a leading manufacturer of high end tiles has offered a lease of life to Kenyan youth who often endure agony of joblessness after finishing college.

Li Ruiqin, the Managing Director of Twyford Ceramics said plans are in the pipeline to increase production in order to meet a high demand for tiles in Kenya and across the Eastern Africa region.

"We intend to establish an additional production line to churn out large volume of tiles for the local and external market. In the process [url=]Authentic Adrian Peterson Jersey[/url] , we anticipate 1500 local jobs will be created," said Li.

Twyford Ceramics and dozens of Chinese firms operating in Kenya have rallied behind the Belt and Road Initiative championed by Beijing to promote economic and industrial partnership with allies in Africa and other parts of the globe.

The company has invested 70 million dollars in the plant that produces high quality but affordable tiles that have put a luster in Kenya's and regional real estate sector.

According to Li, Twyford Ceramics produces 25 [url=]Authentic Alex Smith Jersey[/url] ,000 square meters of tiles daily and commands 60 percent of market share in Kenya.

Ntara and his peers were upbeat their employer will soon edge out other competitors to become leading supplier of tiles.

"The growth of this company means additional benefits for me and my colleagues. Am optimistic we will continue causing ripples in the domestic market for tiles. Ultmately, there will be rewards to be accompanied by that growth," said Ntara.

He lauded the Belt and Road initiative saying it should focus more on industrial development and skills transfer to help address youth unemployment in Kenya.

"I hope our country will remain an attractive destination for Chinese investors not just in infrastructure sector but also in manufacturing and skills development [url=]Authentic Troy Apke Jersey[/url] ," Ntara remarked.

His sentiments were echoed by Mark Otieno,a 23-year-old high school graduate and a casual laborer at Twyford ceramics since June last year.

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