Government says it will ensure that all sports disciplines in the country are given equal attention.
Youth and Sports Minister Vincent Mwale said the move is aimed at ensuring that all sports disciplines develop together and in tandem with the rest of the world.
Mwale has since called on the corporate world and all stakeholders to supplement government efforts particularly in supporting minor sports disciplines in the country.
He said this when he received a cheque worth K50, 000 from Trade Kings Limited on behalf of the Special Olympics Committee of Zambia towards the Special Olympics games slated for Los Angeles in August this year.
The Sports Minister praised Trade Kings Limited for its commitment to advancing sports for people with special needs in the country.
And Mwale has urged sports associations in the country to be professional and transparent in running the affairs of their respective sports associations.
Mwale said the wrangles that have rocked some of the sports associations in the country are as a result of lack of transparency and professionalism thereby hampering the development of sports in the country.
Earlier, Trade King Limited Director of Corporate Affairs Bright Chunga said his company was proud to be associated with the Special Olympic Games as they raise the esteem of people with special disabilities.
Chunga said disability of any form should not deter people from participating in sports hence his company’s desire to promoting games for people with special needs.
Meanwhile, Special Olympic Committee of Zambia board vice chairperson Clement Chileshe said the committee is scouting for K250, 000 to send a team to the Special Olympic Games to be held in Los Angeles in August.
Chileshe disclosed that so far, the committee has only managed to raise K150, 000 and called on the corporate world to come on board and support the committee in raising the remaining funds.