The Minister of State for Education & Sports (Sports), Peter Ogwang, was Thursday elected as the Chairperson of African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region IV at the first Ordinary Session of AUSC Council of Ministers in Arusha, Tanzania.
The high-profile meeting was attended by Sports Directors and Ministers from all AUSC Region IV member states to share ideas and make progress for the future of sports in Region IV. They discussed matters regarding the operationalization of the region.
President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania used the meeting to ask ministers attending the meeting to grant Tanzania an opportunity to host the organization’s Secretariat Headquarters.
“We have all the necessary facilities required for the secretariat and we are ready to go the extra mile in facilitating the smooth functioning of this mandate. I, therefore, call upon all Ministers present [at the meeting] to grant positive consideration to our request,” the President stated.
The African Union Sports Council of Region IV is composed of 14 countries namely Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros, and Seychelles.
The African Union Sports Council is a specialized Technical Office of the African Union responsible for sports. AUSC was established through the endorsement of the Statute of AUSC by the Assembly of African Heads of States and Governments in 2016.
Its mandate is the coordination of the African Sports Movement and being a forum for concerted action between Member States for the promotion and development of sports and development through sports in Africa.