The Ministry of Gender and Youth, Sport and Recreation is currently hosting the bi-yearly AUSC Region 5 Executive Council Meetings in Maseru from 25 April to 4 May 2018. The meetings are held at Avani Lesotho, where a number of various Committees and Commissions such as Women In Sport (WIS) and Sport for People with Disability (SPWD) are expected to meet to deliberate on various issues of sport and contribute to the advancement of the cause of sport development and policy shaping for sport community at large, minority and often marginalized groups such women in sport and people with disabilities involved in sport.
Members of the Region comprise of: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
These meetings are hosted by all AUSC Region 5 member countries on rotational bases and for the May 2018 Lesotho is currently hosting.
The Minister of Gender and Youth, Sport and Recreation, Dr Mahali Phamotse said “We are excited as the Government of Lesotho to extend our hospitality to the entire leadership of sport in region. In the past we have seen how other member countries have prepared for such meetings and as Lesotho we are excited to showcase to the region the culture of Basotho and our hospitality. We hope the deliberation that will take place here in Lesotho will change the face of sport in our Region and our athlete’s lives will be changed for the better and we will go on international competition to win medals”.
The meetings will be attended by all member countries represented by the directors of sport in the ministries, chairpersons of sport commissions or council and their Chief Executive Officers together with the Olympic Committee organisation of the region represented by COSANOC