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Ministry more than just football

FLASHBACK: Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere (right) unveils a plaque to launch the National Centre of Excellence for Sport at OYDC in Lusaka. PICTURE: ANGELA NTENTABUNGA

VIOLET MENGO, Lusaka
THE Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development draws its mandate from the Government Gazette Notice Number 836 of 2016, which outlines its portfolio functions.
These functions are child development and policy, co-ordination of sports organisations and youth organisations, sports development and policy, street children and youth entrepreneurship, policy and skills development.
It has a number of statutory bodies under its wing such as the National Youth Development Council (NYDC), National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) and the Zambia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZPBWCB).
Some of the institutions under the ministry are the Youth Resource Centres, Youth Development Centres (Resettlement Schemes), King George VI National Youth College, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides Associations, Chikumbi Child Care Centre (Chikumbi Children’s Home), Mufulira Child Care Centre (Mufulira Children’s Home), Kimasala Reading and Recreation Centre, Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola and National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Its mission is to effectively promote, coordinate and monitor child, youth and sports development in order to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development for the benefit of the country.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/

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