By Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA
Accra, May 13,
GNA – Mr. Isaac Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports has called on
traditional leaders in the country to take active roles in the sporting
He said this
would improve community involvement and attention to certain sporting disciplines
that traditional leaders will take up adding that this would o ensure proper
development of sports in the country.
request all other traditional rulers in this country to take up different
sporting disciplines and support them. It’s a plea to you because you are the
spiritual embodiment of our people and so therefore whatever you take part in
succeeds. That is why as our chiefs and kings, you are our leaders, and we are
urging you to become the pivot of sports development in this country,” he said.
Mr Asiamah who
was speaking at the 44th edition of the MTN SWAG Awards in Accra said, the development of sports
in the country would have a great impact on the economy by creating more jobs
for the youth.
“We can use
sports as a major tool for job creation and crime prevention. The young people
need jobs, sports has a major opportunity to provide the kind of jobs that we
need. So I’m urging you to get on board.
“And when you
do that this country can provide jobs that the young people need. If we are
able to develop our sports, Ghana would find a better place for our young
people,” he added.
The Member of
Parliament for Atwima Mponua constituency commended traditional leaders like
Togbe Afede XIV, Nana Kwabena Nketiah, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, Osagyefo Agyemang
Badu I, for their involvement in sports by adopting football clubs in their
communities and the country.