Tuesday, 9 May 2017
The Afghan government's budget for sports will be increased
In a meeting with sports officials and athletes in his office, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, promised that he would enact first sports law. “I have decided to rescue the country’s sports,” Ghani said vowing to set up a high committee of sports next week to resolve the problems of atheletes. The Afghan president said that facilities in the area of sports in Afghanistan were not adequate and “I will instruct for the budget for sports to be increased.” According to the president, the current structure of sports institution is not responsive and there is need to review the structure of National Olympic Committee and Directorate of Sports and Physical Education.