A/R: 7 Member sports Commitee set-up
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, on Tuesday, 7th August, 2018, inaugurated a Seven (7) member Ashanti Regional Sports Committee, to oversee all sporting activities of the region this is as results of the new Sports Act, 2016, Act 934 Section 21,
The new Sports Act mandates regions to constitute their respective Sports Committees with the unified responsibility of pushing forward the agenda of Sports, for recreation, health, amateur and professional purposes.
Their mandate among others is to; to promote, encourage and develop sports throughout the region, to co-ordinate the sporting activities of the District Sports Units within the region and to co-ordinate the activities of the District Sports Units with in the region in relation to care, maintenance and provision of sports facilities in the region.
Further, the Regional Sports Committee has the mandate to assist in the organization of Regional Sports Festival, at least, once every two years; to prepare and submit to the Sports Commission returns on sporting activities in the region, as well as to perform any other function assigned by the Board of the Sports Commission.
The new sports Committee has the following people as members:
1. Mr. Samuel Ampadu-Kyei -Chairperson
2. Edmond Appiah – Regional Sports Director (Ashanti)
3. Hon. Stephen Ofori – KMA Representative
4. Joseph Acquah – Obuasi Municipal Representative
5. Hon. Nana Yaw Wiredu – Asokwa Municipal Representative
6. Mr. Kofi Agyei – Regional Minister’s Nominee
7. Nana Ama Ampomah – Regional Minister’s Nominee
In relation to the tenure of office of members of Regional Sports Committee, the under listed applies:
A member of a Regional Sports Committee shall hold office for a period of four years and is eligible for re-appointment for another term only.
The above section does not apply to Regional Sports Director.
A member may, by writing, addressed to the Chairperson of the Regional Sports Committee, resign from office.
The minister, after administered the oaths of Office, allegiance and secrecy, he advised them to discharge their responsibilities with all diligence, honesty and transparency.
“You have been nominated because of the confidence reposed in you. Bring your experiences from your varied backgrounds to uplift the level of sports in the region. I wish you well.” He added.