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18.01.2003 Sports News

NSC Boss heads Five-man committee

By gna
NSC Boss heads Five-man committee
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Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, Acting Chief Executive of the National Sports Council (NSC) has been appointed to head a five-man committee tasked with the job of implementing recommendations by a 15-member committee put in place by the Mr. Edward Osei Kwaku Minister of Youth and Sports last year to unearth the causes of the decline in Ghana sports.

The committee has Mr. Abdullai Yakubu, Director at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Magnus Rex Danquah Managing Consultant of RICS, Mr. Charles Aryeh, Public Relations Officer of the National Sports Council (NSC), and Kofi Aggrey, Public Relations Officer Ministry of Youth and Sports as the other members.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by Mr. Kofi Aggrey, said the committee has been tasked to fashion within one month a new sports bill that would reflect the vision, mission and the thrust of the report submitted by the previous committee.

It said the committee is also to conduct stakeholders meetings with the aim of sensitising the public and soliciting the support and participation of all stakeholders in sports.

The committee would also educate the public on proposed new structures including new modes of financing sports in the country and would suggest requisite incentive schemes for consideration of parliament to enhance greater corporate sponsorship of sports in Ghana.

It would be recalled that, Mr. Edward Osei-Kwaku Minister of Youth and Sport set up a 15- member committee headed by Mr. Joe Aggrey Deputy Minister of Youth last year to examine the causes of decline in the standard of sports in the country and to make appropriate recommendations to address them.

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