NSA Board Chief Calls For Drastic Change

NSA Board Chairman(3rdL) flanked by Sports Minister  Isaac Asiamah (4thR) and his deputy  Pius Hadzide

Newly-hired Board Chairman of National Sports Authority(NSA), Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has called for drastic changes to ensure effective running of the outfit.

As a result, he together with the 14-member board has rolled out plans that will ensure that its plans aimed at developing and promoting sports in the country is achieved.

In a post-inauguration interview on Tuesday at the Ministry, the former MP said “The new Board has taken steps that will ameliorate hitches of the NSA to give the support and the necessary guidance to help achieve the set targets of the NSA.

“I am confident in my team, and together we will work effortlessly to ensure that NSA achieves its core mandate.

“I strongly believe in this board and I know with an all hands on deck and all-inclusive approach, we will be able to walk the talk of the NSA, which is clearly enshrined in its reason for existence and that is, the National Sports Authority is responsible for; initiating and executing policies, programs and projects to ensure the development and promotion of Sports in Ghana.”

“The National Sports Authority thus exists to develop, organize and manage competitive and social sports with the view to promoting health-fitness, recreation, national cohesion and professionalism that ensures sustainable wealth creation, vigorous infrastructure development, proactive management and participation in international sporting competitions.”

He added that “It will also be prudent that a reconfirmation of the mandate of the NSA/LI coupled with others is facilitated as part of the way forward of the NSA to ensure that all stakeholders are properly aligned.”

The 15-meber board included Mr Kwadwo Baah Agyemang (Chairman), Mr Robert Mensah (Director General NSA), Mr Eric Nkansah Dwamena (Director of National Sports College), Yaw E. Kutor (Ministry of Youth and Sports), Mr. Samuel D. Arkhurst (Ministry of Finance , Bernard Ayensu (Ministry of Education) and Prof. Mohammed Salifu (Tertiary Institutions rep).

Other members are DCFO Samuel Offei Adade (Security Services Sports Association rep), Bishop Cornelius Adja Cofie (National Paralympic Committee rep), Ben Nunoo Mensah (Ghana Olympic Committee rep). Mr Seth Panwum, Dr E Owusu Ansah (Sports minister’s nominee), Mrs Beatrice Dwumfuor Williams, Nana Yaw Sarkodie Aboagye and Mr Richard Abusuayedom Quarshie (Sports Development expert).”


By Kofi Owusu Aduonum


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