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10.12.2001 Sports News

Marion Jones To Visit Ghana

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World women’s spent queen Marion Jones will lead an array of Stars including Ghana’s boxing legend Azumah Nelson, football hero Roger Milla and Sprinter Aziz Zakari will be in town this weekend for a massive sport festival a total of about 600,000 dollars will be spent on the immunisation of over 2000 Ghanaians during a one day Olympic and sports festival on December 15 at Accra sports stadium.

Participants at the sport festival will be immunised against some major childhood diseases like diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Haemophilus influenza and Hepatitis B.

The vaccine fund, a non-for profit organisation managed by Bill and Melinda Gates will fund the vaccines to the tune of 11,000 dollars and have issue 530,00 dollars in cash in support of the festival.

And the list of celebrities who would grace the sports festival has grown from four to seven. The latest additional are Her Royal Highness Princess Zaya of Jordan and Dorothy Hammil as well as Ghana’s soccer ambassador extra ordinaire Abedi Pele.

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