Government has revised and launched the national sports council policy, which aim at enhancing and improving sports facilities in the country.
Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Kenneth Chipungu, said the new sports policy shall endeavor to use sports as a tool to create awareness for mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS infections among the youth.
Mr. Chipungu was speaking in Lusaka today when he launched the revised national sports council policy.
He said the sports policy will ensure that disabled children and the people infected with HIV/AIDS fully participated in the activities outlined by the new policy.
Mr. Chipungu said sports plays a significant role in a psychotically and spiritual life of a human being.
He said there was need to promote the participation of people with disability in sports.
He said the current environment of sports infrastructure in the country was not conducive for people with disabilities.
Mr. Chipungu however noted that it was sad that a number of athletes were using performance enhancement drugs when performing, noting that this was unprofessional and dangerous to health.
He stated that the policy will also endeavor to rehabilitate sportsmen and women that are found engaging in doping tendencies.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chipungu said he would expect the new policy implementers to ensure that sports improved in the county because the Zambian people were yearning for a change in the performance of sportsmen and women at both regional and international competitions.