The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Opoku Bobie has stated that Ghana is privileged to host the 2024 African Games since the competition will provide the opportunity to look for local talent to form part of the national team.
He acknowledged the President for the infrastructural development and making a personal commitment to ensure adequate preparation ahead of the African Games.
Mr Bobie said this at the National Inter- School’s Athletics Competition organized by Ghana Athletics in partnership with National Sports Authority and Ghana Education Service at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
He noted that, the event was the platform for deserving participants to take part in the African Youth Championship in Lusaka, Zambia and other local competitions this year.
He commended all stakeholders for the competition and tasked the organizers to continue with their good works, and engage the Ministry to support the development of the sport.
The Director General of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi lauded the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Athletics for revamping the national games.
He commended winners of the just ended National Cross County for opening this Year’s calendar and inspiring young athletes to compete.
He pointed out that over 1080 student participants from 36 senior high schools across the country will allow room for numerous talents to be unleashed to be nurtured for the senior national team to represent the country at the international level.
He expressed appreciation to various stakeholders for the support and encouraged for more of such competitions to be organized.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD