Ghana’s former boxing legend of all times, Mr Azumah Nelson, has been appointed Director of Sports by the Ga Paramount Stool to help develop sports in the Ga Mashie Traditional Area in the Greater Accra Region.
Mr Nelson was announced as the Director of Sports at the paramountcy by the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, when the stool organised a New Year’s Day party for over one thousand and five hundred children from the Bukom area in Accra.
Azumah Nelson as Director of Sports is expected to bring his expertise in boxing and other sporting experience to bear in the development of the youth in the sport.
The stool established the sports directorate to help develop talents in the area and its environs. The New Year’s Day celebrations was an event for the Ga Mantse to extend pleasantries to the people as part of the ‘Blon Bii Nya’ meaning people from the horizon and Kusum Gbo/Blema Kpaa nor atsaa which has been with the Ga state over the years.
For the past seven years, this event has been missing on the Ga state calendar due to the sporadic chieftaincy disputes that erupted in the area.
The Ga king after touring some principal streets of indigenous Accra said: Prof ‘Zoom Zoom’ Nelson as he is affectionately known, will be responsible for the mentoring of the youth in sports in the Bukom area.
He said the paramount stool has set up three endowment funds for the development of the girl-child and the development of the heritage of the Ga state. According to him, Ga people all the way from Accra to Tema are one people and that there was the need for all citizens of Ga state to unite for the development of the Ga state.
He was of the belief that such measures will eliminate Future Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) that has plagued the youth in the area.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU