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10.05.2019 Sports News

KOICA Call On Ghana Taekwondo President Otu Lartey

By Sammy Heywood Okine
KOICA Call On Ghana Taekwondo President Otu Lartey

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Ghana has paid a call on the president of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF), Fred Otu Lartey on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at his office at the GOC to deliberate on the completion of the mission by the latter’s Volunteer Taekwondo Coach in Ghana.

Jeong Incheol, who has been in Ghana for a year, wraps up his mission in Ghana on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Jeong Incheol, also known as Ken, worked closely with the Federation, especially the Technical Director. Stephen Amegashie to ensure his mission which is to help develop the sport through training is achieved.

President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Frederick Lartey Otu who is also Treasurer of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) expressed his appreciated of the efforts of KOICA and appealed for equipment for GTF.

“I want to thank you for your support to the Federation. It is a delight to have such support from you and like we always do receive from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Community in Ghana as well as the World Taekwondo Peace Corps in Korea. We are delighted about the cooperation and wish to have a replacement as soon as possible. We, however, appeal to you, to extend your support to provide us with equipment, gymnasium and Office space. Our vision is to lift the sport to another level and your support will play a part to achieving it” he said.

The Volunteer Program Manager Sangtae Kim in the company of Program Officer Gifty Amekuedi, Volunteer Coach Jeong Incheol, promised to get a replacement in thanking the GTF for the hospitality given to Ken.

“I would also want to thank the Ghana Taekwondo Federation for the reception given to us and Ken. I would want to however plead with the GTF to exercise a little patience as we work on getting the replacement. We will look for another Master who will come continue from where Ken has left off. As we have other avenues that we support, we will critically look at your other requests, while also looking for organizations that can help as well.”

In attendance were Public Relations Officer, Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey and the Technical Director of the Federation.

The GTF is in the process of implementing measures that will ensure the growth of the sport across the country after its Development of National Sports System programs (Referees, Admins & Coaches).

The Achievement of their vision can however not be realized without the contribution of their stakeholders.

KOICA, an agency with branches across the World, that seeks to promote Health, Agriculture, and Education among others through support, provided official development assistance to the Ghana Taekwondo Federation with a Volunteer Coach, Jeong Incheol, who was assigned to the St. Kizito Catholic School at Nima as a Taekwondo Instructor.