By Habakuki Urio
MINISTER for Information, Arts, Culture and Sports in Tanzania Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe has appointed Bakhresa Group Ltd, Director, Abubakar Bakhresa to be among of 25 members of AFRCON U-17 preparation committee.
Mwakyembe outlined that the committee will be under the chair of himself while the former TFF president Leodeger Tenga will be vice chairman. Henry Tandau appointed as chief executive officer of the committee.
Minister Mwakyembe added that its honor to Tanzania to host the tournament to be held in 2019 so it is necessary for government to collaborate with TFF to conducts earlier preparations.
Other members pf committee as Dar es Salaam Region Commission, Paul Makonda, TFF vice chairperson Michael Wambura, Dr. Damas Ndumbaro, Dr. Francis Michael, Mohamed Dewji, Yusuph Omary, Ahmed Mgoyi and Khalid Dallah.
Others are Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism Khamis Kigwangala, Nassib Mbaga, Angetile Osiah, Dr. Alan Kijazi from TANAPA, Dotto James ( permanent secretary –treasury) Fred Manoki, Lameck Nyambaya, William Erio ( Director General PPF) , Kelvin Twisa, Ladislaus Matindi and Devota Mdachi.
“2019 is near to us so we need to do earlier preparations for events."
“Next Saturday we the committee will meet for the first time to arrange planning and select other minor committee,” concluded Dr Mwakyembe.