A delegation from the African Union Sports Council was at the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education on March 15, 2018.
The Minister of Sports and physical Education Bidoung Mkpatt granted audience to a delegation from the African Union Sports Council with headquarters in Yaounde on Thursday March 15, 2018 in his cabinet.
Speaking at the audience, the Interim Coordinator of the African Union Sports Council, Lina Paul Kessy, said the purpose of the visit was to tell the Minister of the commitment of the African Union Sports Council to improve sports in Africa and to strengthen collaboration with the government of Cameroon. She said the government agreed to host the African Union Sports Council and that the host agreement will be signed in April 2018.
She raised issues pertaining to the daily administration of the organisation notably the All Africa Games. She said the African Union Sports Council is looking for a host of the Games which will take place in May 2019. Equatorial Guinea pulled out as host in 2015. She said the visit was an opportunity to talk with the Minister because he is in a position to talk with other Ministers so that a host will be found.
Lina Paul Kessy said the African Union Sports Council will reorganize the former Supreme Council of Sports for Africa zones and it is expecting that Cameroon will help mobilise these zones. She also updated the Minister on the liabilities of the organization such as the benefits of former staff. In this light the organisation is counting on the government of Cameroon to help support so that they can clear off arears of former staff most of whom are Cameroonians and some of them are passing away.
Since the change from the Supreme Council of Spirts for Africa to the African Union Sports Council in 2012 it is expected that the African Union Sports Council in collaboration with members States will be able to reach more of their objectives.