Committee Work Must Correct Anomaly In Sports – Adenta MP
An Executive member of Ghana Swimming has applauded sports minister, Clement Humado for forming a committee to review Ghana’s participation at the recently held All Africa Games. A five member committee made up of Randy Abbey of the Football Association, Francis Dodoo of Ghana athletics, Ben Ohene Aryeh of SWAG and David Adjem is chaired by Atode Barima. The committee’s work is to review team Ghana’s performance at the Games after finishing in a lowly 12th place with just 3 gold medals. Kwadjo Adu Asare who doubles as a member of parliament for Adenta led his swimming team to the Games and frequently complained about the management of the Ghana contingent in Maputo. He expects the work of the committee to solve what he calls the poor management of sports in the country. “This is not a matter of victimizing anybody or vilifying anybody” He said. “What is important is the team’s ability to solve the challenges we encountered at the Games once and for all so that Ghana’s sports development will not be entrusted in the hands of people who lack the desire and passion to attain success” “We experienced too many unpardonable administrative lapses that affected performance and the committee must find these out so we can grow sports to the required levels in the country” The work of the committee is expected to question the contingent’s botched travel arrangements which resulted in some athletes getting stranded in foreign countries including South Africa. Critics have singled out the National Sports Authority, which took charge of Ghana’s participation at the Games for blame.