27.11.2002 Sports News

Okyenhene for another marathon walk

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The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amotia Ofori Panin would do a marathon walk from Asiakwa to Kyebi in the Eastern Region on Sunday to mark this year's World AIDS Day.

A statement from the Office of the Okyenhene in Accra on Tuesday said the aim of the marathon is to draw attention and create further awareness to the ongoing Eastern Regional campaign in which the Okyenhene and the chiefs are very much involved.

The theme for the campaign this year is "Compassion is Protection" and it is to educate people on the need for compassion for victims of the disease.

Last year the Okyenhene did the marathon and tested himself. He tested negative. Activities planned by the Office of the Okyenhene are the annual marathon, counselling and testing sessions and public education and awareness campaigns.

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