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Sports News | Jun 10, 2004

All is set for SESSA games - Chairman

GNA

Accra, June 10, GNA - Brigadier-General Richardson Baiden, Chairman of the Security Services Sports Association Council (SESSCO) has declared that all is set for the commencement of the eighth SESSA Games scheduled to kick off early next month. "I can confidently say that everything for the Games is ready and the various committees have so far performed a yeoman's job" Brig. Gen. Baiden noted.

Speaking at the flag hoisting ceremony of the eighth SESSA Games, Brig. Gen. who is the Commissioner of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) said the preparation and enthusiasm being exhibited by the various teams are indicative of the competitive spirit that will manifest at the Games.

According to Brig. Gen. Baiden, though every thing seemed set and all hands must be on deck, adding that, "From this moment onwards, we must eschew any actions and utterances that can jeopardise the success of the Games".

Brig. Gen Baiden called on all the sports men and women who are determined to win medals to redouble their efforts and train harder to achieve their aim.

He also called on corporate organisations to support CEPS in the organisation of the event by offering them sponsorship. 85 million cedis support for SESSA games Accra, June 10, GNA - The Eighth Security Services and Sports Association (SESSA) Games has received a massive boost from individuals and companies towards its successful organisation. Four organisations on Thursday donated an amount of 85 million cedis for preparations towards the event, which is scheduled to kick off early next month.

Aside the cash amounts, some of the companies have also donated sports equipment towards the Games. GC Net, an Internet Service provider made the highest donation of 45 million cedis with the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) donating 20 million cedis.

Other companies which contributed towards the event are Forewin Ghana Limited who gave out 10 million cedis whilst Budget Cash and Carry supported the event with 10 million cedis and ten cartons of their products, Red Bull Energy Drink.

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) also supported the event with ten footballs and a pump and one goalkeeper's gloves as a reward for the best keeper of the tournament while HI-TECH Sports donated 50 canvass boots and training bips for each of the teams.

Brigadier-General Richardson Baiden, Chairman of the Security Services Sports Association Council (SESSCO) expressed appreciation to the companies for their benevolence and called on others to emulate them.

He assured them of exhibition of standard sports and discipline at the event, which will also help in the promotion of their products.

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