TK tackles sport challenges head-on

Khama wants to address sports concerns as soon as possible PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Khama wants to address sports concerns as soon as possible PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

New Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Tshekedi Khama says he will address nagging sports concerns, even before the country goes for polls in October. Khama replaced Thapelo Olopeng late last year, and in his short reign, TK says he has identified leaks that need immediate repairs. He spoke to Mmegi Sport Staff Writer, CALISTUS KOLANTSHO in a wide ranging interview.

BNSC funding model to change

Khama says he is concerned about the way the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) has been funding certain codes. He reveals that he has made a commitment to move towards supporting codes that deliver. “We reward on delivery because some of the things that I find is that culture has determined that certain codes get the lion’s share while other codes cannot see the year through,” he says. Khama says the other option is that funding should not be done in block, at the beginning of the year but quarterly, which means BNSC would then monitor the performance of the codes per quarter.

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