Ushona pays visit to Home Affairs Minister Iivula-Ithana

14 Dec 2016 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) – Salute Boxing Academy on Wednesday paid a courtesy call on their patron, Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, to present to her the World Boxing Federation belt recently won by Tyson Ushona.
Ushona beat Polish boxer Rafal Jackiewicz on points at the Ramatex complex in Windhoek earlier this month.
Executive chairperson of the academy, Kiriata Kamanya thanked the minister for accepting the role of patron of the academy.
The public relations officer of Salute Boxing Academy, Fredrich Nghiyolwa said the recent boxing bonanza was a success.
“For us, it was a remarkable achievement to host such an event. As our patron, we are here to hand over the belt to you,” he said.
He also updated Iivula-Ithana on what the academy aims to do in order to meet government in developing Namibia through the sport of boxing.
On her part, Iivula-Ithana said that as the country's first youth minister, she understood very well what it took for young people to participate in sports.
She expressed her happiness at being asked to be the boxing stable’s patron, saying her ministry can always play a role especially when it comes to the issuing of passports and visas to the boxers and boxing officials.
“We as government appreciate the role of sport in our society. Academies like Salute is meeting us half-way to mould our youth,” she added.
Nghiyolwa further thanked the boxing fans, the media and the sponsors for contributing to the success of the event.