Kudjoe Fianoo [Chairman of Ghana League Clubs Association] has been appointed ambassador for Peace and Sport for West Africa, by an international organisation “Peace and Sports” founded by Mr. Joel Bouzou.
His appointment came at a forum at the Alisa Swiss Spirit Hotel in Accra, where Joel Bouzou delivered a message on the importance peaceful living and the usefulnes of sports.
The former AshantiGold CEO has been tasked to use sports as a tool for promoting peace and ensure harmony in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Peace and Sports an independent organization initiated by Olympic medalist and World Champion Mr. Joel Bouzou, who is also an adviser to the His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
The organization is 10 years old and has embarked on very significant projects across the world in an effort to promote peace through sports especially in war torn places.
Mr. Fianoo, an experienced and astute sports administrator expressed gratitude for the organisation for his appointment and urged all stakeholders in the sporting fraternity to render an unflinching support to his course.
“It with great sense of pride and honour, I accept to serve as the ambassador for Peace and Sports for the sub-region of West Africa and I hope to get the full support for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority, Ghana Football Association, GHALCA just to mention a few and the entire sporting fraternity in Ghana.
“I wish to make a special request to the media, that I need the full support of the media in the discharge of my duties. Having dedicated myself to serve my country through sports especially football spanning over three decades I have come to appreciate the power of sports ion nation building.
“I can confidently say sport is the driving force for healthy and sound society. It is just no surprise that the Mr. Bouzou has chosen sports to foster peace around the world and deserve commendation from the entire world.
“I want to assure him that, they have found a capable hand to drive their dreams and aspiration of the organization,’’ Fianoo stated.
Peace and Sports has reached over 90 million people across the world and has impacted various lives with icons across all sporting disciplines all engaging in this course peace and oneness across the globe.
Mr. Wabadang Vairi, chief executive of 9BS International who hosted the event that was well attended said his company is commited to supporting sporting initiatives and other social interventions and they are currently supporting projects in the Volta and Easten regions of Ghana with the provision of boreholes, clinics and libraries.
Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah who represented the Ministry of Youth & Sports commended Fianoo and added that sports is a tool for development and a universal language that bring people together.
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
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