MOZAMBIQUE’S NEW YOUTH AND SPORTS MINISTER CHARGED WITH ENSURING YOUTH BECOME A POSITIVE FACTOR

MAPUTO, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has urged the new Minister of Youth and Sport, Nyeleti Mondlane, to ensure that the country’s youth become a positive factor for the economic growth and social well-being of the country in the short and medium terms.

The bright future desired for Mozambique, said Nyusi shortly after swearing Mondlane into office here Friday, would depend on the decisions taken which affect the youth of the country and he recommended that Mondlane’s ministry work in co-ordination with other relevant sectors such as the education, health and labour ministries in analysing the various concerns which affect young Mozambicans, in order to design the most appropriate solutions.

Nyusi urged Mondlane to ensure that young people themselves are involved in seeking solutions, noting that Mozambique’s very independence was built by the youths of that time.

The determination with which young Mozambicans had faced and defeated Portuguese colonialism was a fundamental factor which could serve as a source of inspiration for the battles the young people of today are facing, the President said.

As for sport, Nyusi urged Mondlane to develop sports programmes aimed at all age groups and all social classes. He stressed the promotion of school sports, and recommended that sport be practised in all schools.

Mondlane told journalists that she intended to continue the projects begun under her predecessor, Alberto Nkutumula, and hoped to impress dynamism on programmes which would allow young people to feel involved in national development.

The targets are well defined in the government’s Five Year Programme, said Mondlane. My priority is to travel through the country to understand the situation of our provincial, district and local representations, and to continue the work.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK