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Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Friday called on the Sports Promotion Fund (FPD) to act in a more innovative and creative way, in order to rise to the current challenges facing Mozambican sport.
Speaking at a Maputo ceremony, where he swore into office Amelia Chavana as the new general director of the FPD, Rosario stressed the need to set up partnerships to establish financial sustainability in the management of the sporting assets owned by the state.
To this end, he said, the new director must commit herself to mobilising the resources needed to build or rehabilitate sports facilities in Mozambican cities, towns, communities and schools.
“It is important to promote the involvement of the national business class in sponsoring and supporting athletes, clubs and associations in various sports, and to promote the policies and programmes that will ensure the careful use of financial and other available resources for the development of Mozambican sport”, added the Prime Minister.
He urged Chavana to prioritise team work and to value the existing human resources in the FPD, stressing that sport helps project the image of the country abroad, through Mozambican participation, and sometimes victories, in various international competitions.
“Sport is one of the priorities of the Government’s programme given the fundamental role it plays in the formation and development of human capital, in improving the quality of life, and in consolidating national unity”, said Rosario.
He called on the FDP to promote mass participation in sport and to set up mechanisms that will support sporting initiatives.Source: AIM