and other events to benefit the nation economically and socially. We also see how the Olympic
Village transformed east London with new infrastructure in preparation for this year’s Olympics and Paralympics. I believe that, managed and used wisely, the infrastructural investments for major sports events such as the
Olympics end up economically and socially benefitting the immediate community and the nation as a whole. I believe that, in the same spirit and planning, Scotland is going to benefit by refurbishing its sports infrastructure for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. I wish to end my view with a call
to Parliamentarians to fully engage in shaping the policies for investment in the sports and games sector. I believe that this policy approach would enable their nations to unleash their young citizens’ talents to actively participate and benefit from the sports and games activities of their nations and the world. To me, effective
involvement in the sports and games arena has the potential for earning good income for individual athletes or players, as well as their nations. Full involvement has also the
potential to promote social cohesion among the youth of nations and peace for the international community at large.
VIEW FROM THE
Dr William F. Shija greeting one of the five attached clerks attending a professional development programme in London, November 2012.
The participants and resource persons at the Constituency Development Fund Workshop in Tanzania, October 2012.