MOYS HOLDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPORTS FINANCING

A one day National Conference on Sports Financing in Ghana organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, ended yesterday.

The Conference, under the sponsorship of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and Coca Cola Bottling Company of Ghana, saw over two hundred participants attending the Conference, which was aimed at finding viable ways to ensure sustainable sponsorship and funding for all the Sporting disciplines in Ghana.

Addressing participants, the Minister, Hon. Mahama Ayariga called on the youth to take sporting activities very seriously to enable them develop their talents as well as stay healthy.

The Chairman for the occasion, Mr Ato Awhoi called for the other sporting disciplines to ride on the success story of football and take advantage of its huge marketing potential for their gain.

A Lecturer at GIMPA, Mr. Ali Nakyea Abdallah, Esq., speaking on Need for Legal regime For Sports Financing in Ghana: Matters Arising, called for the speedy passage and subsequent implementation of Sports laws and regulations.

A former Nigerian Football star and now Marketing Practitioner, Olusegun Odegbame, who spoke on Financing of Sports; Viable Options for Ghana called on Corporate Organisations to finance sports and reap immense benefits in the short to long term.

There were panel discussions on ‘Our Story: Sponsoring Sports in Ghana’ by Mr. Daniel McKorley, CEO, McDan, who spoke on Tennis; Dr Felix Kwabena Frempong, President of the Ghana Golf Association, who spoke on Golf; and Professor Francis Dodoo, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) who also spoke on Athletics.

Present were Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports; Mr. Joe Kpenge, Director-General of the National Sports Authority, and Mr John Barnes, former England star.

Source: MOYS P.R. Dept.

GOVERNMENT TO REVAMP SCHOOL SPORTS

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga has reiterated that government is ready to reposition school sports to unearth talents to represent the country in international competitions.

The Hon. Minister made this statement when he met with representatives from the Ghana Education Service (GES) last Friday, August 1, 2014 to discuss how best the Ministry and the GES could collaborate to reposition school sports.

The Minister revealed that government is ready to develop sports infrastructure from the Junior High Schools to the Senior High Schools to help promote and develop sport in the country.

The Minister noted that schools competitions like; inter-schools competitions has been on a low key and it is the vision of the Ministry to rejuvenate such games to unearth talents at the grass root level.

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MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS INAUGRATES COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) has inaugurated the three member Commission of Inquiry set up by the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, to look into events that led to Ghana’s early exit from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Members of the Commission are; Hon, Senyo Dzamefe (Justice of Court of Appeal-Chairman), Moses Foh-Amoaning (Esq.Lawyer and Sports Administrator) and Kofi Anokye Owusu Darko (Banker and Sports Enthusiats). They were sworn into office by Justice Akamba from the Supreme Court. Continue reading MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS INAUGRATES COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

YOUTH AND SPORTS MINISTER INSPECTS CAPE COAST SPORTS STADIUM

Cape coast 2The Minister for Youth and sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Sun Baohong, and the MCE for Cape Coast, Ms. Priscilla Arhin over the weekend, paid a working visit to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to inspect progress of work there.

H.E Sun Baohong stated that she was happy to accompany the Minister to inspect the stadium adding that the visit was an evident of the strong bond between Ghana and China.

Read MoreThe Ambassador said that even though the Minister assumed office not too long ago, he has showed lots of commitments and dedication to the completion of the project.

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YOUTH AND SPORTS MINISTRY TO UPGRADE KANESHIE SPORTS COMPLEX

Apart of efforts to promote sports and youth development in the country, the ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) is set to upgrade the Kaneshie Sports Complex now Azumah Nelson Sports Complex.
To ensure this, an amount of GH¢1million is to be released for the upgrading of facilities at the Sports Complex.
This was made known when the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga and his deputy, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah paid a working visit to the National Youth Authority (NYA) which is housed at the complex.
The delegation from the ministry inspected various facilities and field at the complex and also called on the management of the NYA.

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