Sunday 25th August, 2019
By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, Aug. 25, GNA – The Government of
Ghana, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has opened discussions with
the Columbian Government to train youth coaches in para sports, as part of
efforts to develop the sport in Ghana.
The move, which would be of mutual benefit
to both countries according to Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Minister for Youth and
Sports, was also aimed at helping to create jobs for the youth through sports
According to Mr. Asiamah, “the
Columbian government has expressed firm interest to support para athletes by
bringing in experienced trainers to train coaches for a ten-day part
“The Colombian Ambassador to Ghana
Claudia Turbay disclosed this in a meeting, which would be of mutual benefits
to both countries”.
The Member of Parliament for the Atwima
Mponua Constituency, commended the Columbian High Commission for their
continuous interest in the development of Youth and Sports in the country.
He noted that the Government of Ghana
through the Ministry was required to provide accommodation facility, feeding
and internal transportation for the trainers.
He said the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led
administration would continue to collaborate with the Columbian government to
deliver on its promises.