An 18-member Committee was inaugurated at Nkawie in the Atwima district on Friday to organise the Ashanti Region Under-12 Sports Festival. The festival, which will be held from January 5 to 12 next year will take place at Nkawie.
Inaugurating the committee, Mr Eddy Obeng-Darko, Atwima District Director of Education implored members of the committee to be dedicated and work conscientiously to ensure the success of the festival.
Mr Obeng-Darko, who is also the Chairman of the Ashanti Regional Schools and Colleges Sports Association urged them to use their enormous experience and organisational abilities to ensure that the games are held in the true spirit of sportsmanship and fair-play in order to encourage the cadet athletes to aspire for greater heights.
The District Director deplored hooliganism which was associated with some school sports festivals of late and called on the committee members to maintain strict discipline to avert any ugly incidents.
Mr F.K. Amonoo, Atwima District Sports Organiser said four sub-committees on technical, protocol, accommodation and security respectively have been formed to ensure good organisation.
He pledged the commitment of the Atwima district in ensuring that the festival is held in peace and tranquillity in order to sustain the good image and reputation of the district.
About 860 athletes and officials from the 18 districts in the Ashanti Region will take part in the festival.
Two venues, Nkawie Secondary/Technical and Toase Secondary School Parks would host the competition in football, table-tennis and netball.