A Deputy Sports Minister, Evans Bobie Opoku, has urged Ghanaians not to politicise the 2023 African Games.
Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, he said politics is a major problem in Ghana.
“You don’t see any Labour Party or Conservative Party, and is one of our main problem in Ghana,” he told journalist Romeo Oduro.
“We turn to make everything politics and I don’t think it will help.”
Ghana will host the 2023 African Games, which will attract about 54 countries.
The Member of Parliament for Asunafo North Constituency is of the view that Ghanaians who will have the opportunity to be volunteers during the 2023 Games should give off their best and ensure that the event becomes a success.
“Security is very important in organising such games and Ghana as a country will be up to the task.
“Volunteerism has been the hallmark at the Games.
“When you look at the people such as athletes, officials, media, security, supporters of the various countries, drivers, among others, [they] have all distinguished themselves and made available all information one can access at the games.”
The Deputy Sports Minister added that through the proper organisation of the Games in Ghana, investors can also invest and that will improve the socio-economic development of the country.
Professors, students, bankers, businessmen and women, have all involved themselves in volunteering of the games.
He assured that Ghana will be ready to host a world class showpiece at the upcoming Africa Games.