At a recent Standard Bank sponsorship announcement, Director of sport in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, Jo-Ann Manuel, spoke about how the 46 Million Namibia Dollars allocated for the financial year are going to be utilized. 

Among other things, Manuel suggested the reintroduction of the grant system to the federations as sports administrators find it difficult to make ends meet without the support of corporate sponsorship.

Director of sports Jo-Ann Manuel shared information on how 46 million Namibia Dollars will be allocated for the financial year to cater for over 50 sport codes.

With the initial abolishment of the grant system back in 2018, Manuel  suggested the reintroduction of the said system for federation.

The Namibia Sports Commission's chief administrator Freddy Mwiya also weighed in on the suggestion of reintroducing the grant system.

A call was made to corporate companies to come and aid the government in the development of sports in the country.



Victorine Kaaronda