Organizers of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia have assured that those coming for the event won’t sweat to secure their visas.
Speaking in Lagos yesterday, a member of the Games Committee, Ellen Barwise said the organisers have set up a system that would make it easy for sports tourists and journalists to get the necessary assistance they need to get to Australia.
She added that the NOCs would be equipped to ensure that genuine travellers to Australia would not encounter problems while processing their documents.
In her words: “The Gold Coast Organising Committee has streamlined the process so that people coming to Australia for the Commonwealth Games will get priority attention from the NOCs, who will help them through the process. We are working with CHOGM to try to facilitate easy access for such people.”
Barwise is one of the instructors at the two-day Olympic Solidarity and Commonwealth Games Federation Zeus Workshop for African English speaking countries, which began yesterday in Lagos.
Aside Nigeria, participants from Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Lesotho, Seychelles, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Swaziland and Mozambique are attending the workshop.
She revealed that the workshop is focusing on the database that would be used to track team members and contact details that would be used in getting the teams to any venue of their events at the Commonwealth Games.