Tanzania has been unanimously elected to host the African Union Sports Council of Region IV (AUSC Region 4) Secretariat headquarters.
Minister for Culture, Arts and Sports, Dr Pindi Chana revealed this announcement on Thursday night in a report which has been published on the Ministry’s official Instagram account.
The Minister thanked members for voting Tanzania and assured them that Tanzania is ready to manage, develop and to ensure that the council’s plans and expectations are achieved.
The victory comes following a voting exercise that was conducted on Thursday whereby ministers responsible for sports in the region members.
The well-attended event held in the northern part of Tanzania was presided by the Chairman of the council Peter Ogwang who doubles as Ugandan Sports Minister.
Early on Thursday, President Samia Suluhu Hassan asked ministers who attended the African Union Sports Council of Region IV (AUSC Region 4) meeting to grant Tanzania an opportunity to host the organisation’s Secretariat Headquarters.
In her request, President Samia said that the East African Member state was a suitable home for various international organizations and institutions.
“We have all the necessary facilities required for the secretariat and we are ready to go the extra mile in facilitating 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.