The Govt Chairperson of the Native Organising Committee(LOC) of the upcoming thirteenth African Video games, Accra 2023, Dr Kweku Ofosu Asare, has declared that there isn’t any turning again on the internet hosting of the Africa Video games.
Based on him, “We have now heard so many tales in regards to the Video games and whether or not it’ll come on or not; however I need to emphasise that the video games will probably be held. There is no such thing as a uncertainty about that.The Video games would occur from March 8-23 with out failure.
Dr Asare made the declaration yesterday when he led a three-man LOC crew to go to the TimesSports workplace in Accra.
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He was accompanied by the Media Officer of the LOC, Daniel KwekuYeboah, and a member, Ahmed Osman.
Talking on the assembly, Dr Asare indicated thatthe Video games wouldn’t be postponedbecause contractors had been working inside the time-frame and had been prepared handy over the amenities by December.
“At this stage, there isn’t any turning again. The federal government, led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been very supportive and dedicated to the occasion. He needs us to stage a successful event,” he acknowledged.
Based on him, the problems that led tothe postponementof the occasion have been resolved with events at the moment working diligently to ship a profitable occasion in March.
The Video games was scheduled for August final 12 months however was postponed to March following a misunderstanding between three main stakeholders for the Video games – the African Union(AU),the Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Affiliation of African Sports activities Confederations(AASC).
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The decision has led to the formation of a Technical Committee of the African Video games(TCAG) who’re working tirelessly to ship a memorable occasion.
He praised President Nana Akufo-Addo for getting concerned and guaranteeing that the problem was resolved in addition to make resources out there for amenities to be accomplished.
Dr Asare disclosed that the TCAG could be in Ghana from September 27 to October 4 to examine the amenities forward of the Video games to be held subsequent 12 months.
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Based on him, arrivals will begin from March 5-7 to permit athletes to take part in Ghana’s Independence Day celebrations.
The Video games, he disclosed, would have 23 disciplines including chess as the most recent addition; with eight of the occasions – athletics, wrestling, badminton, biking, swimming, desk tennis, tennis and triathlon, to function Olympic qualifiers.
He expressed gratitude to theTimesSports for its help in direction of the Video games and urged different media shops to publicise the Video games.
The Editor of the GhanaianTimes newspaper, Mr David Agbenu, recommended the LOC for the work achieved to date and urged them to not relaxation till they staged a profitable Video games.
A Senior Reporter on the Sports activities Editor, Mr Andrew Nortey, thanked the LOC for the go to and pledged the division’s commitment to advertise the Video games.
“We’re dedicated to work with the LOC so far as publicity for the Video games is worried. We’ll do our greatest to advertise the occasion however it’s additionally necessary for the LOC to open its doorways and let the data circulation.”
Mr Agbenu (center) and Dr Asare (third left) with members of the LOC and Reporters of the Occasions Sports activities.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE