I’m not blocking return of school sports - Kemoeng

Making a point: Kemoeng PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Making a point: Kemoeng PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture (MYSC) permanent secretary, Kitso Kemoeng has dismissed teachers' unions' claims that he is the stumbling block to the return of school sports.

There has been no sports at schools for nearly five years despite recent efforts to resume activities. Meetings have been held between the ministry and two teachers unions, the Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) and the Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) but there has been no breakthrough. Teachers are demanding remuneration for their involvement in sport activities.

This week, BOSETU pointed an accusing finger at Kemoeng as the man standing in the way of the return of sport at schools. But speaking exclusively to MmegiSport, Kemoeng said he has never stood in the way of resumption of sport activities in schools. “I am not the stumbling block for the return of sports like the unions say.

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