Bolgatanga Local Organizing Committee for Inter-Regional Sports Festival Inaugurated
Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Inter-Regional Sports Festival (IRSF), has been inaugurated in the Upper East Region.
The 24 member committee is to run the over sight responsibilities of sub-committees to be set to organize the impending IRSF, slated for August/September this year in Bolgantanga.
The members were drawn from the various second cycle institutions and some heads of departments in the Region.
The Chairman of the committee, Regional Director of the Upper East Coordinating Council Alhaji Mahamadu Azonko stated that, since the inception of the Inter-Regional Sport Festival in 1989, it has become a very important and popular program on the educational calendar which is aimed at unearthing talents to support the national teams at major events in the various disciplines.
He indicated further that, the sports festival has been hosted in turns by the various regions of Ghana and was therefore elated that, it was the turn of the Upper East Region to host the event.
Alhaji Azonko charged the committee that they have daunting task ahead of them to ensure that they deliver a very successful IRSF to the admiration of all.
In an interview with Radio Ghana, the Chairman, schools and Colleges sports Federation second cycle and Headmaster of the Bolgatanga Senior High school had BIGBOSS Afelibik Ababu explained that, the federation is made up of all the schools involved in sporting activities and since Upper East Region is hosting all the regions across Ghana, there is the need, enough preparation is put in place in order to contain the event.
The Upper East Regional Physical Education Coordinator and a member of the Local Organizing Committee Dina Abo-oh explained that, for five year Upper East performance in both athletics and sports has improved tremendously due to a lot of measures put in place.
Mrs. Abo-oh added that the girls are always involving and participating actively but the boys are normally a reluctant.
She stated that, this time they are going work hard to them interested and fully participate in the upcoming IRSF.
She indicated that, they already zoned at the school levels involving a lot of the boys and the zones will soon select their teams for the super zonal which comes off on the this year at the Bolgatanga Senior High School where they will select athletes for athletics and athletes for games.
That she added will give the regional camping for about four weeks before they will go for the completion, this time round for victory.
She therefore appealed to all sports enthusiasts to support them especially with funding to be able to organize a successful event.
The Chairman advised the committee to work together, allow free flow of relevant information, workable innovations within the committee, adding that, members should coordinate effectively, giving objective and careful consideration to matters that will arise and any other items on their working programme.
He was optimistic that with the spirit of sincerity, team work and willingness, the Upper East Region will emerge victorious.
Story filed by Emmanuel Akayeti