A Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority and NPP parliamentary hopeful in the Adentan constituency, Akosua Manu, has expressed her commitment to sports development within the constituency.
She also pledged to organise more games to unearth and groom talents for professional basketball.
The NYA Deputy CEO said this during a basketball competition organized for the youth of the area, in partnership with the Tusk Foundation.
The event was aimed at engaging the youth and promoting sports development within the Adentan constituency. It was also aimed at encouraging young people to channel their energies into productive activities, and stay away from social vices.
She reiterated her passion for youth development and sports, saying “I am proud to have partnered with the Tusk Foundation to organise this basketball competition for the youth of Adentan”.
“This is just the beginning, and we will continue to organise more of such games to groom talents and promote sports development within the constituency,” she added.
She also promised to fix a spectator stand at the Adentan SSNIT Flats basketball arena, making it more comfortable for spectators to enjoy basketball games.
“The Adentan SSNIT Flats basketball arena is a great platform for young people to showcase their talents and hone their skills. However, the lack of a spectator stand makes it difficult for people to watch games comfortably. As part of my commitment to promoting sports development within the constituency, I pledge to fix a spectator stand at the basketball arena,” she stated.
The president of the Tusk Foundation, Lester Achiah, also expressed his excitement about the partnership and the potential impact of the basketball competition on the youth of the Adentan constituency.
“We are excited to partner with Akosua Manu to promote sports development and empower the youth of the Adentan constituency. We believe that sports can be a powerful tool to promote social development and create opportunities for young people. We are committed to supporting Akosua Manu in her efforts to promote youth sports development in the constituency,” Achiah indicated.
The basketball competition was well attended by both players and spectators, with the youth of the constituency expressing their appreciation for the initiative.
“I am so happy to be a part of this basketball competition organised by Kozie. It is great to see people like her who are committed to promoting sports development within our constituency. I hope this is just the beginning of more initiatives like this,” said Samuel, a basketball player.
Mrs Manu’s initiative to promote sports development within the Adentan Constituency is part of her commitment to engage various groups within the constituency, with a strong focus on the youth.
Her commitment to promoting sports development and youth empowerment has endeared her to many within the constituency, and her initiatives are being well received.