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Sierra Leone Sports: Ministry of Sport presents 2019 budget to Finance Ministry

The Sport Minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh, on Saturday 29 September 2018 presented the Ministry’s Annual Budget to the Finance Ministry at Bank Complex in Freetown. Presenting the budget, the Minister outlined eight priority areas for sport development.

They include:

1-The establishment of sports development Fund.

2-Roll-out plan of the National Sports Authority into phases.

3-Further training of coaches and sports administrators.

4-Promote Inter-Ministerial linkages for sports development.

5-Participation in international sports competitions, seminars, conferences, workshops etc.

6-Creation of sports facilities across the country. Development of programmes for National Sports Association for talent identification.

7-Write projects for local and International funders.

8-Provide adequate capacities for nationwide deployment of staff especially in District towns.

The Director of Sport, Kenneth Brima, appealed to President Bio to empower their Ministry for youth development. Civil society activist, Alphonzo Manley, supported the Sport Ministry and their budget for 2019. The Minister and every staff at the Sports Ministry are looking forward to see what the Ministry of Finance will approve for them in December this year.

29/9/18

By Bernard Turay

Tel: 077579484/076829887

Monday October 01, 2018.

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