Sports Minister vows to monitor enactment of document
May 22, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Sierra Leone Sports Minister, Ahmed Khanou, has vowed to monitor the enactment of all three documents- the sports policy, sports code of conduct and the sports commission Act.
Khanou’s pledge came during the closing ceremony of the National sports development validation conference held at the National Stadium Atlantic hall in Freetown.
“I am happy to be able to lead the sports sector to parliament. Even when we shall have left as Ministers, I will be monitoring the enactment of these documents,” the sports minister said.
“I feel honoured not because we have completed this work but the knowledge sharing and the input we all have made to change the face of sports in our country.”
Former Sierra Leone Football Association’s General Secretary, who was also one of the consultants, Alimu Bah, said he felt honoured to be part of the history making, adding that delegates were able to look at the documents passionately in the two days deliberation.
He said: “We are all proud of this day and one thing that standout was we all as delegates were able to look at the documents passionately and I will say with these documents, the dark days of sports are over.”
For two days, stakeholders were engaged in deliberations and proffered solutions and amendments to the three drafted documents.
According to Idrissa Mago Tarawallie, Secretary General of Ports Authority, who also doubles as chairman of the Sierra Leone Football Association members, the confab was a worthy program and would help shape the development and structure of sports in the country.
He said: “The things deliberated in those documents will help the growth of sports and if these were in existence before, we would not have faced some of the problems within our various sporting bodies.”
The two days validation conference was specially designed to bring members of the sports family to map the way forward and help solve the problem within the country’s sports.