NPP targets investing in Women in Sports

NPPThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) in its 2016 manifesto intends investing in unearthing sport talents in women throughout the country if voted into power in the December elections.

‘’The next NPP government will pursue the development of the sports sector by investing in a special Women-In-Sports programme to help unearth and support female athletes and sports talents across the country as well as awarding scholarships to promising young athletes to develop in the best of environments’’, the manifesto said.

According to the 2016 NPP manifesto, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, there is inadequate investment in sports in the country, resulting in the truncated motivation and morale of sports men and women.

The manifesto, which lay blame on current challenges faced by the sports sector and lack of maintenance culture on the ruling government, promises to continue the maintenance and building of sports infrastructures as started by the former Kufour led administration.

‘’Having built two new stadia in Tamale and Sekondi and reconstructed the Accra, Kumasi and El-Wak stadia, the NPP has a proven track-record in sports infrastructure development and we will continue with our vision of maintaining and building sports infrastructure’’, it said.

The NPP says it will also ensure the modernization of sports through the provision of the right legal framework, by enacting the comprehensive Sports Bill initiated under former President Kufuor’s administration and ensuring that District Assemblies fully participated in sports development and promotion.

The publication of the NPP manifesto is captured under the “GNA Tracks Election 2016 Project”, being funded by GOIL, the foremost indigenous oil marketing company and CIMG 2015 Petroleum Company of the year.

The project seeks to sensitize the electorate on the various issues raised by political parties, the elections management body and other governance institutions.

It aims at ensuring gender and social inclusion in national politics and to provide voice for the youth, vulnerable groups, opinion leaders and the broader spectrum of the society, and to contribute to the achievement of peaceful polls.

Another objective of the project is to create a platform to dissect the manifestos of all political parties and provide in-depth analysis of each thematic area to the electorate to enable them to make an informed judgment.

Source: GNA

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