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Minister of Sports and Physical Education

THE MINISTER OF SPORTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION is responsible for the elaboration and implementation of Government policy in matters of sports and physical education.

As such, he has as duty to:

- elaborate draft texts on the sports and physical education sector;

- design development strategies and plans for sports and physical education;

- design programmes for the promotion of elite sport and the technical and tactical enhancement of sports men and women;

- develop and promote the Olympic spirit and culture within the society;

- decide on physical education or sports teaching programmes in public and private primary and secondary schools as well as higher institutions of learning and monitor their execution.

- monitor the execution of the preparatory programmes of sportsmen and women in collaboration with the various sporting Federations;

- supervise athletes participating in international competitions;

- monitor the supervision of top-level athletes;

- ensure the control of facilities for the training of sportsmen and women;

- design training and contribute in research on sports medicine and science in collaboration with the Relevant ministries;

- oversee the building of sports infrastructure in collaboration with the Relevant ministries;

- promote and supervise major international competitions in collaboration with the bodies concerned;

- design cooperation projects, in the area of sports and physical education, with national and international bodies, or with partner countries, and see to their implementation, as well as their assessment in collaboration with the Ministry of External Relations.

He monitors private structures and organisations in the area of sports and physical education.

He technically supervises:

- national sporting Federations;

- the Yaounde Multi-purpose sports Complex;

- the National Institute of Youths and Sports (NIYS) and public structures functioning in the area of sports or physical education as well as training structures in physical education and sports business.

Cameroon in brief

Capital City : Yaounde
Area : 475 442 km2
Population : 23 739 218 hab. (2015)
Currency : Franc CFA BEAC (XAF)