Ghana and Israel to Explore Areas in Youth and Sports Development

The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, HE Ms Shani Cooper-Zubida today called on the Deputy Minister Hon. Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto.

The visit of the Israeli Ambassador was among other things to deepened bilateral relations and most importantly explore areas of cooperation for the mutual benefits of both countries.

Having observed the potential of Ghanaian youth in areas of entrepreneurship, the Ambassador indicated her country’s readiness to assist in nurturing the capacity of the youth with innovative ideas.

The Ambassador was also open to using Israel’s thriving technology industry to boost and improve the fortunes of Ghana Sports.

The Deputy Minister expressed his appreciation to Israel for its readiness to support youth development initiatives in the country. He said the National Youth Authority (NYA), an agency mandated to champion youth development will welcome any ideas to that effect.

As Ghana prepares to host the 2023 African Games with the construction of a state of the art Olympic Sport stadium and other sporting facilities, Hon Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto was hopeful that Israel, as one of the world leading technology hub will complement Ghana’s effort with technology-based ideas to make the continental sporting event a successful one.

Also in the meeting was a Senior Strategic Innovation Advisor at Israel’s Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation, Mr Oren Simanian as well as the Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Frank Quist.

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