By Abigail MawuelorKophy (GIJ)email@example.com
The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) led by its Minister, Hon. Mustapha Ussif and his deputy, Hon. Evans Bobie have lauded the commitment of the government of Ghana to promote cricket in Ghana ahead of the 2023 All African games.
This decision comes after Ghana was given a nod to catch a glimpse of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup which landed in Ghana last Thursday.
Speaking in an interview, the Minister said “The presence of this trophy is to create awareness about our objective in making sure that we promote the game of cricket across the 16 regions of Ghana.”
According to him, the main target in this awareness creation was to see Ghana win the world cricket tournament in the coming years and also prepare them for the 2023 All African Games which Ghana would be hosting.
Hon. Mustapha Ussif, his deputy, Hon. Evans Bobie and others during the ceremony.
“We are going to use this cricket tour as a platform to promote the sport and also motivate the cricket players as well and urge them to do well,” he said.
Hon. Evans Bobie, the deputy minister of Youth and Sports also said the decision to promote cricket in Ghana was part of the policies of the Ministry to develop least financed sports in Ghana.
“We really want to promote the sports, let’s all help in promoting this particular game, it’s a game that is normally played in senior high schools so there’s going to be series of activities to collaborate with the ministry of education as we promote the sport in Ghana,”he stated.
The ICC Men’s trophy left the shores of Ghana on 24th September, 2022 for some other participating countries to also have a feel of it as the world party approaches.