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  • Writer's pictureFelix Munyika


Zambia through the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Art has received funds amounting to US$35,000 from the UNESCO Fund for Elimination of Doping in Sport to carry out an anti-doping project in the country.

According to a statement by Ministry Permanent Secretary Kangwa Chileshe, the country successfully developed a project proposal that was approved by the UNESCO Fund for Elimination of Doping in Sport to enhance anti-doping work in the country.

" Through the project, capacity will be built in 27 National Sports Federations in the implementation of anti-doping National Rules which the country adopted and approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2021," He said.

The PS has revealed that key personnel from strategic line Ministries and institutions who are expected to help in drafting an anti-doping piece of legislation towards forming an independent National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) will be oriented in due course.

"To this end, on behalf of His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Hichilema the President of the Republic of Zambia, the Honourable Minister of Youth, Sport and Arts, people of Zambia, the sporting fraternity and indeed on my own half, I would like to appreciate the confidence which the international community and organizations such as the UNESCO have continued to place on Zambia and her people," He added.

He has further thanked the members of staff from the Ministry who worked tirelessly on the development of the project, more so that this is a third project the Ministry has successfully developed to secure funds from the UNESCO Fund for Elimination of Doping.


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