27 February 2013

African Ministers Retain SCSA

Ministers of sports in Africa yesterday voted to retain the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA), as against earlier moves to dissolve the continental sports governing body.

In a communique issued at the end of the sports ministers in the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA) zone 2 and 3 held in Abuja, they resolved that rather than dissolve tje body, it be restructured as per the directives of the 2005 Sirte African Union Executive Council and 2007 CAMS1.

They also resolved that the mandates of the SCSA be redefined to make the organisation fall in line with the restructuring process taking place in the African Union, by giving it new, meaningful and result-oriented roles as could be defined by the AU-CAMS Committee of Experts.

Memeber countries were also urged to promptly honour their financial obligations to enable it successfully execute its new roles, as well as reinforced with implementable sanctions to which Member States must endorse.

It was also resolved that Articles 11 and 12 of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa Statute should be amended to replace the "General Assembly of the SCSA" with the "AU-CAMS"; thereby making AU-CAMS the highest organs of the SCSA.

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