Sport Minister Welcomes Public-Private Partnerships

Photo: JIS Photographer Minister with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley makes her presentation during the Sectoral Debate in parliament on Wednesday, June 5.

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has welcomed public-private partnerships, which will lead to the upgrading of existing sport infrastructure.

“We are very aware that public-private partnerships will be needed to create a new velodrome and hockey field, as we seek to bolster our sport infrastructure,” Mrs. Neita Headley said, in her contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of representatives on June 5.

She noted that the private sector and the Diaspora continue to play very significant roles in sport development.

“Jamaica, unlike many countries of our size and resources, has a wide range of organised sporting disciplines and National Associations,” she pointed out.

The Sports Minister noted also that the private sector and the Diaspora have been stalwart partners through alumni associations and their community links in Jamaica.

“Civic and professional bodies, through various creative means, have supported Jamaica’s sport development programme, not just through financial support, gifts of equipment and gear, but also their presence to support, cheer on and mentor our athletes when they travel overseas,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.

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