Angolan Paralympic delegation in Namibia

28 Jan 2016 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JAN (NAMPA) – Three members of the Angolan National Paralympic Committee are currently in Namibia on a familiarisation visit.
The delegation, made up of Antonio da Luz, the committee’s Secretary-General; Vice Secretary-General Telma da Silva and Jose Manuel, the Athletics Coach; arrived here on Wednesday.
National Paralympic Committee for Namibia (NPCN) Secretary-General, Michael Hamukwaya told Nampa on Thursday the committee has expressed interest in future collaborations.
“The delegation is here for two reasons - the first reason is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) where the two nations’ athletes can participate in each other’s events every year and the second reason is that they want their athletes to come here for training camps, which will allow them to learn from our athletes,” he said.
Hamukwaya added that the NPCN is looking forward to working with the Angolan National Paralympic Committee.
“The delegation wants our athletes to travel to Angola every year for their national events and they will pay for all the expenses and in return, we can also invite them to participate in our events.”
Hamukwaya said it will however only work if they get all stakeholders on board so the committee can pay for the Angolan committee’s expenses when they come to Namibia.
“With the training camp, they learned that Namibia is doing well in para-sport and they want to know the secret behind our success. They are our African brothers and we are willing to train with them,” he stated.
The Angolan delegation is expected to leave the country at the end of the week.