Mwachiro lauds Government Budget boost to Sports

Mwachiro lauds Government Budget boost to Sports

n a statement on Saturday, Mwachiro, who has an eye for the Football Kenya Federation presidency has said the allocation “is expected to present the impetus to spur the recovery of the sector, in alignment with the theme of this year’s budget, “saving lives and livelihoods”.

Kenyan Sports administrator Herbert  Mwachiro has lauded the Government’s boost to the sports sector following the recent 14 Billion allocation by Finance Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

During his presentation to Parliament on Thursday in the annual budget speech , National Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani announced an allocation of  Sh14bn to the Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund , this being the largest allocation to sports since independence.

This is expected to support the development of sports especially in speeding up the construction and renovation works of Government stadia across the country.

 In a statement on Saturday, Mwachiro, who has an eye for the Football Kenya Federation presidency has said the allocation “is expected to present the impetus to spur the recovery of the sector, in alignment with the theme of this year’s budget, “saving lives and livelihoods”.

“As we prepare for a safe return to sports we are optimistic that as a country we will be able to successfully roll out the activities on the calendar.  These include:

 

●          Hosting first leg of the inaugural World Athletics Intercontinental tour – September 2020

●          Hosting Safari Rally now a WRC event which has been postponed to 2021

●          World Under-18 World Athletics Championship which was due in July 2020 but has been deferred to a later date due to the Covid 19 pandemic

Mwachiro adds that “For football specifically, we anticipate a vibrant climate where talent development is concentrated at the grassroots level, and a level playing field is created for both male and female players.  Additionally, we anticipate a significant boost as whole economies are created through the strategic investments in sports and sporting facilities, and more careers created through the advancement of sports science.”

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