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Letter From The President: Ending tribal bigotry

Fri, 4 Feb 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, sports enthusiasts and those who don?t care,

I have been keenly following the recent debate, needless as it is, over the renaming of some of the sports facilities in the country.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, sports enthusiasts and those who don?t care,

I have been keenly following the recent debate, needless as it is, over the renaming of some of the sports facilities in the country.
It all started when the National Sports Council insisted that the Accra Sports Stadium should now be called the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium. The Kaneshie Sports Complex has also been renamed and it is now known as the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex. Shortly after the names of the two facilities had been changed, a group of Ga Dangme citizens started wailing and whining about why the Accra Stadium should be named after an Ashanti. That was not all. They also complained bitterly about why the Kumasi Sports Stadium has not been renamed. The discussions of the issue appear to have ended shortly after it was speculated that the Kumasi Sports Stadium will soon be renamed after one of our best footballers ever ? Baba Yara.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch