The highly anticipated and long awaited Sierra Leone national sports development conference will start today Friday and run until Saturday May 20th, 2017, at the newly refurbished Siaka Steven Stadium Atlantic Hall in Freetown.
With the theme: ‘Repositioning Sports for Sustainable Development’, the two-day confab is expected to host over 250 delegates from sporting disciplines, journalists, athletes, government officials, fans and other related stakeholders from across the country.
He said: “Those proposals have been put together and the outcome of which are four documents; the reviewed 2015 Policy that was passed in cabinet by the former Minister of Sport, Paul Kamara, a proposal to reform the directorate of sports, a proposal of sport governance (the ethical sport governance arena) and the roll out plan.
“Because we believe that the process cannot be concluded without notifying the general public that is why we are hosting the conference for validation.”
Khanou said Sierra Leone has never had an entire remodeling of sports to an international standard but deliberation from the conference will allow our sportsmen and sportswomen to stop participating and start competing in international games and help rebrand sports in the country.
By: Sahr Morris Jr.