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New Sports Minister Vows To Develop Industry

The new Sports and Culture Minister, Espérance Nyirasafari, has committed to invest efforts in promoting sports in children.

The Minister made the remarks yesterday at the closure of the International Tennis competition known as ‘Cogebanque Tennis Open 2018’.

Nyirasafari told the press that building sports policies that will focus on developing talent at an early age her top priority.

“I will approach those already in the sports sector and hear their perspectives so that we my work together to solve the existing challenges. I will also build on what others have achieved,” she said.

Nyirasafari said that she will encourage parents to give their children time to play and participate in different sports fields because “aside from being a source of happiness for the country in general, sports also influences children’s healthy growth.”

The industry has suffered setbacks for long. Her predecessors made several attempts to execute similar policies, but their efforts have not yielded desired outcomes.

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