The Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Jerry Ekandjo officially opened the National Sports Coference (NSC) in the Capital yesterday, on behalf of his excellency President Hifikepunye Pohamba.
The conference which kicked off today, will end this Saturday, 26th April and is aimed at identifying challenges impacting performance, identify opportunities for growth.
Speaking at the conference on behalf of the President, Ekandjo said the conference is intended to chart the way forward for Namibian sport.
" Thus, the conference provides a platform where sport issues can be discussed frankly and without prejudice," said Ekandjo.
Ekandjo added, the conference must ensure regional structures, sport federations and umbrella bodies, work closely with schools, universities, the army, the police and the correctional services..
" This is to promote and support the growth of sport in the country. This sis also the only way we can ensure that Namibia is competitive with the rest of the world," The Minister said.