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.

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  1. Current infrastructure is not conducive for anyone to sya the least. If you want your country to compete at an international level, sort out the infrastructure first. Hope the policy is actually implemented accordingly..

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  2. #2 Thats a joke right? If not may I remind you that Sport is not football

    We need to ensure the policy implementation plan takes into consideration the need sof girls an women in sport as a priority.

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  3. Chipungu are you sure thats a way to fight Are thre any succes stories to this effect.

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  4. CAN KALU SEE WHAT HIS FRIEND SAMUEL MATETE HIS DOING TO HELP ATHLETES,HIM ALL HE WHATS IS TO CAME FROM SA WERE HE LIVES TO CAME GET MONEY FROM FAZ.HAS HE GOT A HOUSE IN ZED?

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  5. u see that this is a gimmick to get donor funding so that they can eat the money. surely do u need to use HIV as an excuse for improving facilities??????! i thot they were going to say that they’ll improve facilities as way of business…

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  6. Is the policy simply initiated to drive Govt. objectives? Utilitarian purposes have tonnes of flaws in as far as managing sport is concerned. Zambia needs to strategically implement a sport policy that points out details of developing all forms of sport from grassroot level, i.e. mass participation that should include facility development and coach training/sustainability!! The biggest challenge Zambia has in relation to sports management is the Ministry of sport should only focus on sport and nothing else. Ministry of sport and child development?! There’s is cross cutting initiatives between Govt. departments hence, the problem in the sports provision!

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