The Minister for Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif (Hon.), says his ultimate aim is to revive competitions at the school and colleges level to enhance the growth of Sports in the country.
He made this known on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, wen he hosted the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association at his office in Accra.
The meeting was to welcome the new Sports Minister to his new role and also to discuss issues of mutual benefits.
President Kurt E.S Okraku led the delegation. Others included Vice President Mark Addo, Dr. Randy Abbey, Dr. Tony Aubyn, Frederick Acheampong and Nana Sarfo Oduro.
The rest were Madam Habiba Atta Forson, George Amoako, Samuel Anim Addo and Linford Asamoah. Deputy General Secretary Alex Asante, Technical Director Bernard Lippert and Director of Communications Henry Asante Twum were part of the GFA delegation.
“My aim is to revive competitions at the school and colleges level and I have already written to the Education Minister to help me set up a technical committee for that purpose,” he said.
“As a Minister, I should set objectives and work towards it so the Africa Cup of Nations is my next target. It is the dream of H.E Nana Akufo Addo, President of Ghana to win the AFCON and as a Minister, whatever we require to win the trophy, let’s start working on it now.
“The next thing is to qualify for the World Cup in 2022. We have done it before and we can do it again
“I am ready; the way to go is to invest in the game and I can assure you that my Ministry will give you the needed push to succeed’’ the Hon. Minister added.
The Youth and Sports Ministry was represented by Alhaji Hafiz Adam, Chief Director, Emmanuel Oteng, Chief Accountant, Professor Peter Twumasi, Director General of the National Sports Authority and Kenneth Annang, Public Relations Officer.
There will be further engagements in the coming days to build on the relationship and to strategize and plan for upcoming International competitions.
Mustahpa Ussif (Hon.), Member of Parliament for the Yagaba-Kubori Constituency in the North East Region of Ghana took over as Youth and Sports Minister in March 2021 as replacement for Isaac Asiamah (Hon.)