|Zambia’s minister of Sports and Youths, Chishimba Kambwili, described his visit to Cuba as fruitful. While in Cuba Kambwili signed a ‘cooperation’ accord in the sports area.Before returning to Zambia, Kambwili said that the accord he signed in Havana will help the African nation, which needs to learn from the Cuban experience in the fields of high-performing sports, physical activity programs at schools and communities and the sports for all project.
Kambwili is expected to arrive in Zambia and hold a press conference at the airport and explained how full his begging bowl is.
The top government Zambian official said he was quite impressed with the community-oriented sports program, the assistance to pregnant women, mothers and their children and the senior citizens.
“We thank Cuba for its willingness to accept our request that a group of Cuban trainers help develop sports in Zambia, as well as our petition for an increasing number of scholarships for our youths,” said the Zambian minister.
Thirteen Zambian professionals graduated from Cuban higher education institute, while another seven are currently taking courses at the International Physical Education and Sports School, in the western province of Mayabeque.
During his stay in Havana, Kambwili toured sports centers and talks with their executives; he also met with the president of the Cuban Sports Institute Christian Jimenez, and with the first secretary of the Young Communist League Yuniaski Crespo.