Mauritius: Minister Toussaint Highlights 2018 Key Achievements in Youth and Sports Sectors

The key achievements in the youth and sports sectors for year 2018 were at the fore of a press conference last week in Port Louis. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint, elaborated on the different activities and programmes which have been organised during 2018 with a view to providing a platform for young people to demonstrate their talents and engage themselves in physical activities as well as measures to better support Mauritian athletes in their sporting endeavours.

These activities comprised: Street Dance Battle; Zenes Montre To Talan; Carrefour des Jeunes; Jeux des Jeunes Elites; National Handisports Games; Jeux des Jeunes Talents; and, Pédaler en securité. A carnival from Mont Choisy Mall to Grand Bay was also organised with the participation of 350 young people.

With regard to the Indian Ocean Island Games 2019, Minister Toussaint spoke about the ongoing preparation for the Games including the renovation of sports infrastructures and the construction works of the Multi Sports Complex in Côte d’Or. The Ministry, he underscored, has made provision for a sum of Rs 60 million for the preparation of athletes, and, added that Rs 25 million have already been used for medical screenings and services, training camps and equipment.

Speaking on the support being provided to sportspersons, the Minister underlined that an amount of Rs 22.5 million has been allocated to elite athletes, out of which Rs 14 million has been offered in terms of a monthly allowance and Rs 8.5 million awarded as cash prizes. As for football clubs and regional committees, they have been given a sum of some Rs 20.5 million for the current season, he added.

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