Ghana’s deputy sports minister, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah has commended the sports media in Ghana for their vibrancy on reporting on football and urged them to devote same time and energy towards promoting the less financed sports disciplines.
Speaking at a Media Soiree held by the Millennium Marathon Sports Ltd at the Adidas House at Roman Ridge on the upcoming Millennium Marathon in Ghana on September 5, 2015, he pleaded with the media help promote the first international marathon in Ghana to make it a success and credit the nation.
Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah noted that sports and media are bed follows as any sporting programme need the media to succeed.
He called on Ghanaians to support and take active part in the Millennium Marathon to make it a grand memorable one that the name of Ghana would be mentioned when it comes to organization of international sporting events.
Country Director of Adidas Ghana, Valerie Fontanie said she was happy to be associated with the Millennium Marathon and want Ghanaians to love sports like they have been doing.
Other stakeholders like Airtel, NIB, Graphic Communications, Goil, Dizengoff WA and Papaye whose representatives were at the function assured the organizers of their support, and promised to contribute to the marathon to earn a healthy nation with healthy people.
Amb. Ashim Morton told the Press much progress have been made in terms of preparations and want Ghanaians to turn up early in their numbers to run for change in their lives.
He assured of safety of all participants and promised tight security to prevent trouble makers as diplomats and dignitaries will also be running walking or jogging.
Nii Adjebu Lamptey, a member of the national organizing committee of the event and the representative of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) who are partners in the Millennium Marathon said Accra is ready to host the world and hinted his readiness to run in the 21 kilometers race.
He commended Hon. Alfred Okoe Vandepuje for supporting the Millennium Marathon as he himself is the Millennium Mayor and wants to bring positive changes to the city. He appealed to participants to report to the Black Star Square early.
Meanwhile, media who wish to the Millennium Marathon are to contact the following for accreditation process. Newspapers should contact the Marketing Dept of Graphic Communications or Rosalind Amoah at the Sports Dept, Radio Stations should go to Starr FM, TV Stations must go to GTV and Online Media must contact Sammy Heywood Okine @ 0263357882.
Credit: Millennium Marathon Media (MMM)