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Namibia: Manuel Requires Extra Funds

THE director of sport within the Ministry of Sport, Youth and Nationwide Service, Jo-Ann Manuel has deplored the ministry’s monetary finances and known as for extra funds to execute their duties.

Talking on the send-off for the Namibian girls’s hockey staff to the Indoor Hockey World Cup, Manuel mentioned that her ministry didn’t have almost sufficient funds to assist the greater than 50 sporting codes in Namibia.

“The directorate of sport was allotted N$46 million for this monetary yr. Of that about 22 million go to salaries and advantages for my workers members. Meaning I am left with N$24 million and of that I need to give the Namibia Sport Fee N$10.2 million, so on the finish of the day I solely have about N$14 million for 53 sport codes within the nation,” she mentioned.

“In NDP5 we’re advocating for sport to contribute about 2 p.c in direction of the employment price. Additional within the second Harambee Prosperity Plan we’re concentrating on sport professionalisation. For us to make sure that these paperwork and all of our desires are executed, we’d like funds, “she added.

Manuel mentioned she had two main duties to push by way of within the coming monetary yr, particularly to introduce a grant system to the federations and to advocate for market associated budgets.

“Federations are managing the game codes on behalf of the nation and authorities and the least we are able to do is to coach them financially. Secondly we should not simply be given a finances by parliament, we’d like a market-related finances, a finances that speaks to our mandate and wishes,” she mentioned.

“At this time we solely have about 4 firms which might be supporting the hockey staff. However what number of firms do now we have in Namibia, there are lots of extra, they usually should not simply come on board when a staff qualifies for a world cup, however earlier than, throughout a staff’s improvement section,” she added.

Monica Shapwa, talking on behalf of Namdia mentioned they connected nice significance to the precept of company social duty.

“The Namdia Basis was based with the aim to fight Namibia’s social and financial ills by way of the fields of fields of schooling, well being and sport. As Namdia we’re honored and proud to be related to the Namibian girls’s indoor hockey staff – their expertise and dedication to excellence is inspirational and the fruit of their onerous work is clear,” she mentioned.

“Namibia just isn’t solely blessed with among the finest tough diamonds on this planet, however has an abundance of expertise, and if nurtured and polished correctly will yield world-dominating outcomes. We have now little question that the ladies’s hockey staff will emulate that, “she added.

Patty Karuaihe-Martin of NamibRe mentioned company Namibia might play a much bigger position to assist sporting groups.

“As accountable company residents the onus is on us to help authorities by way of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and Nationwide Service to rebuild, and I consider that as corporates we are able to play a much bigger position, to be sure that when persons are collaborating and representing Namibia , that they haven’t any different worries than simply to do their finest.

“Not only for indoor hockey however all sorts of sport, ranging from the grassroots ranges of main colleges. Sport models and ensures that all of us come collectively, like all of us on this room. We’re all coming from totally different areas and we’re representing Namibia in numerous methods, however we’re all right here as a result of now we have one frequent purpose and that is to signify Namibia and to do our absolute best,” she mentioned.

Karen van der Merwe of Normal Financial institution Namibia mentioned they’d proceed to put money into sport.