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26.10.2007 Sports News

Venue Committee Conducts Interviews To Select CAN 2008 Volunteers

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The Kumasi Venue Organising Committee (KVOC) of Ghana CAN 2008 has completed its interview for the recruitment of volunteers for the soccer fiesta which comes off early next year.
About 1,500 application forms were picked up by individuals made up of university students and lecturers, tutors and students from various training colleges as well as students from Senior High Schools in the Metropolis.
Mr Charles Obeng-Sarpong, KVOC Office Manager disclosed this to the GNA Sports in an interview in Kumasi in the Ashanti yesterday.  He said that some of the applicants include nurses, doctors and other health workers as well people from the Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment.
Mr Obeng-Sarpong said that about 1,000 of them were short-listed for an interview which took place at the Regional Coordinating Council's Hall in Kumasi on October, 23 and 24 this month.  He said the Committee hopes to in all recruit over 400 people to serve as volunteers at the various areas for the programme.
The Office Manager indicated that the volunteers would serve among other areas as communicators, media and accreditation assistants, magnetometer attendants, information kiosks attendants, queue busters, ushers as well as VIP and welcome party attendants.
Others, he said, would include runners, medical assistants, field play attendants, main and stadium medical supporters, translators and parking assistants.
Mr Obeng-Sarpong said the event was an opportunity for all Ghanaians to actively participate in the history-making event of the country. He said the qualified volunteers would be given some rations, transport, clothing and a package at the end of the event, adding that the enthusiasm exhibited so far by the youth has been very encouraging and interesting.
He was optimistic that Ghana would make a successful record to create a good image for the African continent.

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