PRESIDENT, Dr Irfaan Ali yesterday met with a number of national athletes at the Office of the President.
During the meeting, the Head of State reassured the group that his government is working on a national plan for athletics.
The plan includes employing qualified officials such as coaches, doctors and nutrition specialists, while building infrastructure across the country and implementing other initiatives that will help the athletes realise their full potential.
“I believe we have enough talent in the country that we can make a big impact on the regional and international stage.”
He reminded the athletes of the various infrastructural projects for sport development currently underway, including the development of a synthetic track in Linden that is expected to be completed soon.
During the meeting, the President also opened the floor for discussions and suggestions.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., the Director of Presidential Affairs, Mrs Marcia Nadir-Sharma and the Director of Sport, Mr Steve Ninvalle, were also at the meeting.