Mar 9, 2011, 1:46 PM
The Ministry of Youth and Sports yesterday commenced a two-day retreat at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi.
The retreat is part of the plans to restructure, review and re-align its policy and implement plans for the efficiency of the entire Ministry of Youth and Sports fraternity.
Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Sheriff Gomez, in delivering the keynote address, said "it is without seeing that the rover micro-social and economic strategic of government have consistently registered great success over the years."
He added that it is therefore necessary for all sectors, including the Ministry of Youth and Sports to leverage such cases not only to stand tall, but also keep up the momentum.
Gomez also stated that the retreat is a platform for young people, as they are found in all diverse areas and endeavours of life, adding that "young people are breaking their lives to contribute effectively to national development."
According to him, the mandate of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is to ensure that youths acquire the required skills, resources, knowledge and well-being, to participate fully in national development for their own progress and the society at large.
Minster Gomez also stated that the Ministry of Youth and Sports is a key component of the government that has fundament to poverty alleviation in the country.
Gomez said that the retreat has the objective, among others, to reaffirm the planned direction they have chosen and to confirm the planned activity to be implemented within the next five years.