Global sports programme launched in Ghana

• By Michael Uugwanga in Accra, Ghana

   The African Union Sports Council (AUSC) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) launched the 2024-2027 global sports programme on March 11 in Accra, Ghana, with the goal of promoting sport across the continent.

The introduction of the global sports programme 2024-2027 took place at the University of Ghana (UG) Stadium, on the backdrop of Ghana hosting the ongoing 13th All-African Games, in which Namibia is one of the participating countries.

The Games began on March 8 and will end on March 23.

Speaking during the official opening, AUSC’s coordinator, Dr Decious Chipanda, highlighted significant measures to benefit athletes, particularly youngsters across the continent.

“Our collaboration with UNOCT’s global Sports Programme is aimed to leverage sport-values for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) and promote good practices on major sporting event security policies, as well as the development of youth such as the one done in Accra, in November last year, where young leaders from 20 AU member states, officials’ representative from United Nations member countries, the AUSC, the 13th African Games Local Organisation Committee (LOC),” he said.

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