The Minister of Internal Affairs (MOIA) has made a cash donation of VT55,000 last Friday 21st of June to support the Vanuatu Table Tennis team, in its preparation towards the Samoa 2019 Games.
In an official statement during the handover ceremony held at the MOIA conference room, Minister Andrew Napuat, has assured the Vanuatu Table Tennis team of its commitment to continuously provide assistance due to the team’s successful achievements in past competitions.
He said, “We value your sportsmanship as Ambassadors of Vanuatu. The MOIA is proud to be part of your legacy and for this; my ministry is delighted to hand over this cash donation to support your preparations towards the Samoa 2019 Games. Please be assured of our continued assistance into the future.”
As a joint effort, the Ministry of Internal Affairs staff members in its various line Departments, made cash contributions to raise the donated amount and Minister Napuat have officially acknowledged their commitment and response to the Vanuatu Table Tennis team’s request for financial support.
“The scope of work that has mandated my office to lead in is enormous. I must say that behind me is a host of dedicated public servants who support me and I sincerely thank them all for their continued support,” the minister added.
Vanuatu Table Tennis team achieved Gold medallist’s status, in the Van2017 games and the State Minister has called on the team maintain its status quo to make Vanuatu proud by winning more gold medals.
The Vanuatu Table Tennis team will depart Port Vila next week to compete in the Samoa 2019 Games from the 8th to 13th July 2019. The team will be made up of 10 athletes, with two to compete as Para athletes including two Table Tennis Officials who will be traveling with the Team.