In his closing remarks, the President of ANOCA, Intendant General Lassana Palenfo, began by thanking the public authorities and NOC Cape Verde for “the warm hospitality and all measures taken for a smooth conduct and successful hosting of this seminar.” Furthermore, he complimented and acknowledged various speakers, moderators and rapporteurs “for their highly commendable and very laudable efforts,” before hailing the fruitful discussions of the seminar. “I am, moreover, pleased with the interactive exchanges, and the quality of the various papers presented during these three days, and which were rich and productive,” the ANOCA President pointed out.
In his message, President Palenfo also urged ANOCA member NOCs to develop useful programmes during this Olympiad. “2020 is close at hand. It is vital for our NOCs to be able to develop multi-annual development programmes with evaluation tools to guarantee proper implementation of their action plans and, if need be, provide corrective measures and suitable adjustments necessary for the attainment of objectives set for the 2017-2020 quadrennial.” he said.
At the end of it all, delegates were handed participation certificates. Malawi will host the 35th Seminar for Secretaries General of ANOCA member NOCs in 2018.
The foundation stone for the construction of the Olympafrica Centre in Santa Cruz, Cape Verde, was laid on 17 October 2017.
A strategic meeting was held on the sidelines of the 34th Seminar for Secretaries General of African NOCs in Sal, and brought together ANOCA members and administrators of NOC Cape Verde.