Mun­y­onga to speak on in­jury pre­ven­tion and dop­ing at SLIZ sum­mer camp

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Rus­sell Mhiribidi, the found­ing SLIZ pres­i­dent, said in line with his or­gan­i­sa­tion’s goal to com­ple­ment Gov­ern­ment ef­forts of de­vel­op­ing sport by in­tro­duc­ing Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Sport as an ex­am­inable sub­ject, they have seen it proper to in­vite Mun­y­onga to cre­ate aware­ness on the ef­fects of dop­ing.

“Sport is a big in­dus­try and as such those who deal with ath­letes at grass­roots stages should know how to pre­vent in­juries and is­sues to do with dop­ing.

“We can’t talk of sport de­vel­op­ment with­out an­tidop­ing ed­u­ca­tion and aware­ness cam­paign oth­er­wise we’re doomed.

“Be­cause the SLIZ Sum­mer Camp at­tracts rep­re­sen­ta­tives from all the coun­try’s 10 prov­inces, our ex­pec­ta­tions are that once these par­tic­i­pants have been em­pow­ered they will or­gan­ise ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions to impact their re­spec­tive stake­hold­ers in schools, clubs, com­mu­ni­ties, dis­tricts and prov­inces,” said Mhiribidi.

Be­sides Mun­y­onga, other speak­ers at the sum­mit are Tan­za­nia’s Dr Joyce Nd­abi from the Univer­sity of Dar es Salaam who will make a pre­sen­ta­tion on phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and the girl child and Zam­bia’s Musunsa Sombwa who will tackle sport eth­i­cal is­sues.

Sombwa will among other is­sues talk about age cheat­ing which is a threat to success of sport.

The deputy di­rec­tor of schools sport, phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion, arts and cul­ture in the Min­istry of Pri­mary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion, Tendai Ta­gara, will un­pack the new Gov­ern­ment pol­icy on phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and sport (PES) that is set to be rolled out in schools across the coun­try next year.

Mhiribidi will speak on ca­reer pathways in phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and sport. — @ZililoR

Juma Phiri

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