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Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:04 - Updated Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:04

MJD regrets Paralympics Athlete Association head comments

Luanda - The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MJD) deplores the statements of the chairperson of the Association of Olympic and Paralympics Athletes, who blames it for lack of support.

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Ministra da Juventude e Desportos, Ana Paula do Sacramento Neto

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

Nádia Cruz claims MJD support

Photo: Pedro Parente

In recent statements to Radio 5, Nadia Cruz complained about the granting of retirement pensions, public utility status and houses to athletes, most of them with more than four participations in Olympic and Paralympics Games.

In a communiqué to which ANGOP had access on Sunday in Luanda, the Ministry of Youth and Sports considers that the information provided by the former swimmer is untrue and offends the good name of the institution.

The document, signed by the director of the Institutional Communication and Press Office, Gelson Cardoso Manuel, indicates that it is not the competence of the sector to establish legal-labour links with practitioners of any sports.

He clarifies that it is the responsibility of the clubs to register the athletes, as well as to make the necessary contributions to the National Institute of Social Security.

In relation to the attribution of retirement pensions, the MJD informs that there is no history of the matter having been dealt with by the National Institute of Social Security, and it is not true that the lack of receipt of pensions is blamed on the Ministry.

Regarding the status of public utility, he explained that the competent opinion was requested in order to be attributed in favour of the Association in question, and that the documentation was submitted to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights without any objection. 

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