Other Sports of 2014-01-24

Ghana expects more medals in Scotland - Minister

Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, yesterday said the nation expected a higher medal haul in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, than what the nation hauled in India four years ago.

Ghana is currently preparing for the Games, beginning in July and ending in August.

He challenged the planning committee of the Glasgow 2014 Games to liaise with the media to seek corporate sponsorship for Ghana’s participation.

Mr Afriyie-Ankrah charged the newly formed committee to work hard to make Ghana’s preparation and participation in the games a fruitful and memorable experience.

The minister made these remarks when he inaugurated a 25-member planning committee to oversee the effective planning and participation in the quadrennial sporting event.

The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Joseph Yammin, is the chairman of the committee with by Daniel Annan, an advisor to the ministry, and Ben Nunoo Mensah, Chef De Mission of the games, as first and second vice chairmen respectively.

Others are Alice Attipoe, acting Director General of the National Sports Authority(NSA), third vice chairperson; Seth Osei-Agyin, secretary; Alhaji Abdulai Yakubu, Prosper Apasu, Professor Francis Dodoo, Dr Deborah Cubagee, Richard Akpokarvie, Hajia Joyce Mahama Zeinab, Eric Mwinyele Banoeyele, Erasmus Adorkor and Gabriel Nikoi.

The rest are Enoch O. Mensah, Bawah Fuseini, Nestor Ghalley, Bishop Adjah Cofie, Mawuko Afadzinu, Hussein Addy, Mohammed Sahnoon, Ambassador Ray Quarcoo, Theophilus Edzie, Emmanuel Tetteh and Cillian Walsh.