The Ministry of Youth and Sports has organised a one day stakeholder engagement forum to consider the draft Legislative Instrument (L.I) for the sports Act 2016 (Act 934) on Friday October 15, 2021 at the Menvic Hotel in Accra.
Opening the meeting, the Minister for youth and sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif was highly elated to see almost all the key stakeholders present as far as the introduction and contribution of the sports Act is concerned.
He noted that it was imperative to solicit ideas and support from all stakeholders to give the L.I meaning and make it operational within the law.
According to the Minister, everyone present has a critical role to play to make the L.I workable adding, it is anticipated that the contributions will enrich the Act to make it whole.
He indicated that the draft L.I will go a long way to provide livelihood for many young people with great talents. “It is sad to see our youth with great talents wasting on our streets” he added.
Hon Ussif then charged participants to discuss and explore the issues dispassionately to refine the sports laws of the country.
He expressed optimism that the meeting will be the turning point of sports as the day was noted as the defining moments of sports in Ghana.
In his welcome remarks, the Chief Director of the Ministry, Alhaji Hafiz Adam applauded participants for their presence at the meeting adding that they had demonstrated their dedication and passion for the development of sports.
He noted that the purpose of the meeting was to come together with great ideas to satisfy the passion of Ghanaians.
He said the Ministry of youth and sports is under a new leadership and new momentum and therefore important for all stakeholders to become part of the moment with their expertise to help realize the vision of the Hon Minister.
He again indicated that it was heartwarming to note that all stakeholders had their hands on deck with a collective effort to make the L.I the best and acceptable by all.