THE BLACK GIANTS CALL ON DEPUTY MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

The Black Giants in a pose with the Deputy Minister and some officials of the Ministry

 

A forty-five (45) member delegation of the national disabled football team, the Black Giants, led by ther President, Daniel Arhin and some officials has called on the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, and Member of Parliament for Dormaa West, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah at his office in Accra.
Receiving the delegation Hon Asamoah was happy for the visit and expressed his joy at the performance of the team during their curtain raiser match at the Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Hearts President Cup Match at the Accra Sports Stadium on Republic Day.
He told them that God has given specific talents to people and that their height should not be seen as a disability because the tallest person of one race could be the shortest in another race. Hon. Asamoah assured the team that they would be featured in future international games in Ghana. He also assured them of the Ministry’s support and presented a cash donation of three thousand Ghana cedis to the team.
Receiving the amount, the Vice-Chairman was greatful to the Deputy Minister and assured him that the money would be put to good use. The Head coach of the team, Emmanuel Armah Quaye, added that it was the first time had received support and appealed to the Deputy Minister for a bus to facilitate the ease of movement of the team.

GHANA BOXING ASSOCIATION (GBA) PAYS COURTESY CALL ON MINISTER

Members in a pose with the Minister (3rd right). On the extreme right is the GBA President Lawyer Peter Zwennes and Hon. Woyome, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports (2nd right).

 

Executives of the Ghana Boxing Association (GBA) have paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Dr. Mustapha Ahmed at his office in Accra. The five member delegation was led by the President of GBA, Lawyer Peter Zwennes congratulated the Minister on his appointment and discussed some concerns of the GBA and programs/ activities the association had planned for the discipline. He said the association had plans to organize a boxing league across the country to unearth talents. He also mentioned regional outreach programmes, refresher courses for coaches and trainers, welfare packages for our ex-boxers.
“We cannot confine boxing to Accra alone; in the past there have been some very good champions and coaches from the other regions, we therefore decided to take boxing to the doorstep of the people in the regions.

 
.We were able to have one outreach programme in the Central Region and beyond that, we have not been able to do anything. Our main problem however, is funding”. He said. He also spoke on the plans for a gymnasium
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr. Mustapha Ahmed commended the association on their accomplishments so far and stressed on the importance of attracting the private sector to aid the discipline through business relationships with these companies.

 
’There is the need for unity among the various stakeholder groups .once we have unity then we can move the load in one direction‘ he said.We could do better if we all put our heads together. He said he spoke with other associations outside our jurisdiction and learnt that they depend less on government support and more on private funding.
The Minister expressed interest in the need to initiate the boxing league. He pointed out that since the boxing talents are mostly found in the capital there is a need to concentrate more on them with regards to the limited resources available.
The president of the Ghana Boxing Association expressed his gratitude on behalf of the association. He was positive about the outcome of the meeting and hopeful that the issues and concerns raised will be duly addressed.
Other members of the delegation were, Mr. Nii Hansen Thompson, 1st Vice President, Mr. Rabon Dodoo,2nd Vice President and Naa Darkuah Dodoo, the PRO of the Association.
Also present was Mr.Woyome, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports.

DEPUTY MINISTER OF YOUTH & SPORTS VISITS SATELLITES

The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoahhas paid a visitto national Under 20 football team of Ghana, the black satellites at their camp in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Honorable Deputy Minister’s visit was to boost the morale of the team and also to encourage the players to do their best. He congratulated them for their high performance and for reaching the next stage and advised them not to get complacent but to work harder than they did in the group stages and hopefully bring home the ultimate glory like their predecessors did almost six years ago.

He said Ghanaians both home and abroad are fully behind them and assured them that his ministry was ready to provide them with the necessary support.

“I know the task ahead of you will not be easy but with dedication and commitment, I am very confident you’ll triumph” he said.

The players and their management team were grateful to the Deputy Minister for finding time to visit them and promised to give out their best to make the nation proud.

MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS TOURS NORTHERN AND UPPER EAST REGIONS

 

The Minister  for Youth and Sports Hon. Dr. Mustapha Ahmed has hit the ground running with his fact finding mission to know at first hand how best the ministry can develop the youth and sports  from the grassroots level, a move he believes can go a long way to bring about the desired results.

The first phase of his his mission took him and his team to the northern part of the country where he inspected facilities and interacted with officials of the ministry in the Northern and Upper East  Regions.

The Minister first paid courtesy call on the respective Regional Ministers before proceeding with his team to inspect  the various facilities which include the  Tamale Sports Stadium, Kaladan Park, Tamale Youth Home, Bolgatanga Sports Stadium, Sandema Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute, Nalerigu Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institute and the Navrongo Sports Stadium.

The Minister will be in the  Western and Central regions on the second leg of his  nation-wide tour.

TAGOE VS REYES

Ghana will once again be hosting a boxing bout between Emmanuel Tagoe and Joebert Reyes to  take place at the Accra Sports Stadium on friday 24TH April 2015 at 5pm. The fight which will see the two boxers competing for the WBA INTERNATIONAL LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP  is being organized under the auspices of the BABYJET  PROMOTIONS.

At the weighing-in ceremony,both boxers said they believe the fight will go a long way to promote the game of boxing and also bring about unity in our country.

HON. AYARIGA LAUNCHES 2014 WORLD POPULATION REPORT

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga has launched the 2014 World Population Report at the Accra International Conference Centre today.

The Report has as its theme, “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”.

Speaking as the Special Guest of Honour, Hon. Ayariga reiterated Governments commitment to pursue policies and programs central to the youth and youth related issues.

Hon. Ayariga stated that over the years Government had dedicated the highest budgetary allocation to the educational sector adding that most of the youth were in schools at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels.

The Minister said that programs such as the Youth Entrepreneurial Support,initiated by President John Dramani Mahama to assist young Ghanaians with creative and innovative business ideas and plans to achieve their full potential, were meant to empower the youth and provide them with skills of a varied nature.

Hon. Ayariga thanked the UNFPA for providing data and information that brought to bear on the quality of governance in the country adding that the Ministry would continue to support them in any capacity to highlight youth issues.

The UNESCO Representative in Ghana, Mr. Tirso Dos-Santos expressed delight at Government’s assurance to integrate the youth meaningfully into society and harness their contribution to national development.

Mr Dos-Santos called for more efforts to expand opportunities for the youth and improve their quality of employment.

Professor Stephen Kwakye of the University of Ghana did a presentation on the Highlights of the Global Report.

Present were Mr. Babatunde Ahonsi, UNFPA representative; and Mr. Ras Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority.

Source: ISD (Larry George Botchway)

 

MOYS, MOE, WSC TO ROLL OUT NATIONWIDE SCOUT PROGRAM

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the World Scout Committee (WSC) will soon roll out a comprehensive Scout Program for all pupils in basic schools nationwide.

This is to inculcate in them the core values of scouting such as citizenship skills, health and fitness, honesty, humility, respect, perseverance, positive attitude, responsibility and resourcefulness.

This was made known by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga when a delegation from the World Scout Committee paid a courtesy call on him on Wednesday, 24th September, 2014.

The delegation, headed by Ms. Jemima Nartey, Vice Chair, World Scout Committee (WSC), included Mr. Isaac Newton Addy, Member, Africa Scout Foundation; Gregory Manful, Chief Commissioner, Ghana Scout Association; and Bright Ofosu Larbi, Personal Assistant to the Vice Chair of the WSC.

Hon. Ayariga stated that in line with H.E. President John Dramani Mahama’s commitment to encourage the youth to accomplish patriotism and service to humanity deeds, the Ministry will ensure that the program was scaled up to involve and train as many young ones as possible.

He congratulated Ms Nartey for being the first Ghanaian to ascend to the position of Vice Chairperson of the World Scout Committee, which is the executive body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), adding that the ministry would lend its support in any area needed.

Ms Nartey said that this year marked the 100th year of existence of the Scout movement and that the World Scout Committee had set up work streams to address the top priorities Strategic, which were Youth Involvement; Volunteers in Scouting; and Scouting’s Profile (communications, partnerships, resources).

She informed the Minister that H.E. John Mahama, being the President of Ghana was automatically the Chief Scout of the Ghana Scout Association and appealed to the Ministry to facilitate the official investiture.

Present were Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports and Ras Mubarak, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority.

 

Source: MOYS P.R.Dept.

YOUTH AND SPORTS MINISTRY TO UPGRADE KANESHIE SPORTS COMPLEX

As part 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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