Commonwealth Games Zambia
Updated: May 29, 2020
On Monday 9 March 2020, Zambia joined the rest of the Commonwealth Family in commemorating Commonwealth Day under the theme: 'Delivering A Common Future: Connecting. Innovating, Transforming.
The Commemoration event was held at OYDC Zambia - Sports Development Centre where over 100 pupils from various special schools round Lusaka took part in sport and non-sport activities that were led by Special Olympics Zambia.
National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association of Zambia President Mr. Alfred Foloko said that the benefits of sport go beyond the exciting physical abilities.
"Among others, sports has the ability to build resilience and confidence in people and our communities are beginning to embrace sport as a factor in development," he said.
He added saying that the excitement and positive potential of friendliness that was displayed today as commonwealth day was commemorated, will contribute to the success of mission of being the leading Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) in the region.
"At this point allow me to make mention and thank our stakeholders who are important players in ensuring that this event is a success, the British High Commission, British Council, Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities, OYDC-Zambia Sports Development Centre, Community Schools, Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Youth Sport and Child Development.
Meanwhile British High Commissioner to Zambia H.E Nicholas Woolley was the Guest of Honor and he read the Queens Commonwealth Day message on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
On the other hand Mr. Foloko presented a certificate of Appreciation to the British High Commission in Lusaka for their contributions and continued help rendered for the successful hosting of the 2020 Commonwealth Day.
He also presented certificates of recognition to Special Olympics Zambia Athletes Namely Daisy Nguni, Harriet Chilubula, Joshua Paliso and Joshua Siankulu for their splendid performance at the first ever Special Olympics Pan African Games Held in Egypt earlier this year.
CGA Zambia Board Members Mr. Dickson Jere and Mr. Victor Banda were also present at the Commemoration event organized by the CGA Zambia Secretariat in collaboration with the British high Commission in Lusaka.