Honourable Isaac Asiamah, Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports has emphasized the vision of his government on sports development in the country.
His appointment to the post of Ministry of Youth and Sports last February by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo did not come as a surprise to many sports connoisseurs, especially, considering the wealth of knowledge and experience he had acquired after serving on the Parliamentary Select Committee for Sports for several years.
Since his appointment about five months ago, all attempts to get him for a one-on-one interview have proved futile, apparently due to his busy schedules.
This time around Hon. Isaac Asiamah believes they have contract with Ghanaians and is their responsibility to promote Sports. A sector that can create Jobs and prevent Crime in the Country.
”We have a social contract with Ghanaians as a political party and it is a collective issue not individual. We sold our manifesto to Ghanaians and they bought into our vision so we have to fulfill them. In that contract there are youth development and empowerment programmes, among others, to position Ghanaian youth so that they can contribute their quota to national development." The outspoken minister told BEATRICE LARYEA of Graphic Sports.
”Sports development is well captured in the manifesto. We also want to use sports as a tool for job creation and crime prevention. Infrastructural development is also very key in that regard. I have been here for only five months but investors and businessmen been here to express interest in all of these developments so I will go to Cabinet and Parliament with proposals and when I am given the approval we will do all those things."
Gaius Nkansah – Ghanamansports.com