Cape Coast, April 3, GNA - Nana Ato Arthur, Deputy Central Regional Minister on Saturday cautioned the youth against the use of profane and provocative language during sporting activities like in-door games. He said such negative tendencies undermined discipline and good sportsmanship and can create conflicts and chaos in the society. The Deputy Minister however advised that teasing of opponents should rather be in a friendly and playful manner devoid of insults so as to sustain a healthy atmosphere during such competitions.
Nana Arthur gave the advise at an annual awards dinner organised by the 'Oguaa Indoor-Games Federation' to honour some members of the federation who have excelled in the 2005 competition, as well as some individuals and organisations for their assistance to the Federation. He assured the Federation of the Regional Co-ordinating Council's maximum support to enhance its activities whilst commending the founder, Mr Twintoh Walker for his dynamism in promoting sporting activities such as boxing and indoor games in the Cape Coast Municipality. Nana Arthur appealed to the Oguaa Traditional Council to honour its citizens who make significant contributions towards the development of the area.
He also urged the citizens to participate fully in communal activities to keep their environment and surroundings tidy. Mr Kwadwo Anaisie Yarquah, Presiding Member of the Cape Coast Municipal Assembly reiterated efforts being made by government to create more employment opportunities for the youth and urged the Federation to encourage its members to avail themselves of the opportunities. He also appealed to the Federation to educate and encourage its members to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme for better health care.
In a welcoming address, Mr Walker expressed gratitude to Lever Brothers as well as other companies, organisations and individuals who contributed towards the programme.
Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area gave the assurance that the Traditional Council would honour citizens who make significant contributions towards the development of the area. Mr Walker and Mr John Acquah, the Central and Western Region representative of 'Gold Seal' were among individuals honoured while the 2005/2006 cards league champions, 'Count Your Blessings' and the runners-up 'Adom Sounds' were also honoured. 03 April 06