National Sports Authority board inaugurated

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga last Friday in Accra tasked the newly- inaugurated Board of Directors of the National Sports Authority (NSA) to spearhead the development of sports in the country.

The 11-member board is to assist in developing the potential of sports and its administration in Ghana and is chaired by Al-Hassan Ligbi, a civil servant with the Director of the NSA, Joseph Kpenge. The other members are Frank Yaw Badohu, Kwame Agbodza and Seth Osei Agyen.

The rest are Enoch Amartey president of the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF), James Kwaku Asante, Zenabu Sulemana Akotoh, Chief Superintendent Hamza Ayikambe Yakubu, Lieutenant Colonel Maxwel Bediako and Roger Brown.

Mr Ayariga said: “For a long time, the NSA has been without a board and this has been a challenge to the authority. The Board must realize the powers of the NSA; which makes them the main body for sports and the management of infrastructure as well as the activities of the various sports associations.

“I assure you of all the support and cooperation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in doing your work, together we can realize the full potential of Ghana sport”, he stressed.

Mr Ligbi, chairman of the board on behalf of the members thanked the Ministry for the honour bestowed upon them adding that they will work to speed up the passage of the new Sports Bill.

He also disclosed that the board would introduce a sports development programme with a special focus on the youth including first and second cycle schools.

source : Graphic Online