CS Amina Mohamed assures sports federations on funds

By Jonathan Komen: Friday, February 28th 2020 at 19:08 GMT +3 | Sports
Sports, Culture and Heritage CS Amina Mohamed. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has said they will soon engage federations and sports associations on matters of funding.

“Various sports organisations submitted their requests for financial support and calendar of forthcoming events by December 31, 2019.

The Ministry is reviewing and verifying the requests. The Ministry will be engaging the applicants to discuss the requests in due course,” Amina said.

She added: “In circumstances where there is an upcoming sports activity that requires funding before the final review is completed, sports organisations are advised to submit their requests to the Ministry 14 working days before the event, even if the request had been initially submitted.”

Amina who presided over the launch of ‘Torch of possibilities’ at a Nairobi hotel on Friday said the Government will build 19 sports academies to boost talents.

The initiative is sponsored by Absa Bank, Kenya and has top athletes as project role models.

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