The Minister of Youth and Sports (MOYS), Mr. Mustapha Ussif, has inducted a 10-member International Games Committee (IGC) to oversee the management and preparation of Ghana’s national teams for international competitions.
The inauguration took place on Monday, May 10th, in the Ministry’s conference room.
Mr. Hafiz Adam, Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, would chair the 10-member committee, which would include representatives from the Ghana Olympic Committee, the National Sports Authority, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and state institutions.
Other members of the Committee are; Professor Peter Twumasi, National Sports Authority, Mr. Worwornyo Agyeman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr. Mohammed Sahnoon Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Peter Adjei, National Paralympic Committee.
The rest are, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Kwesi Agyeman, National Security Council Secretariat, Jeffery Manzan Owusu, National Sports Authority, Salisu Omaru. National Sports Authority, Fiifi Abassah, State Protocol and Emmanuel Oteng, Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Hon. Ussif urged members of the committee to do their best by providing sound advice to him on Ghana’s involvement in international games.
He noted that members had clearly demonstrated a strong sense of integrity and high esteem, and thus deserved to serve with their expertise to make the best decisions for the country.
According to Hon. Ussif, the next international games for Ghana were the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and it was therefore critical for athletes to adequately prepare for the global event.
The Committee’s Chairman, Hafiz Adam, thanked the Minister on behalf of the committee’s members for having faith in them.
He stated that their role was to advise the Minister on policy direction regarding international competitions, and that they would not disappoint him, but would help to revitalize sports and sporting activities on a global scale.
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