By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
THE Minister of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak, will be the guest of honour at this year’s Ashanti Regional super zonals athletics competition at the Baba Yara Stadium from February 26 to 27.
It will the first major sports tournament in the region that the new sports minister will attend.
Alhaji Muntaka, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase in Kumasi, has vowed to revive sporting activities in schools to serve as grounds to unearth talents for the nation.
As usual, schools noted for their exploits in athletic have qualified for the competition.
They included Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS), Osei Tutu SHS, Prempeh College, Opoku Ware School, T.I. Ahmadiyya SHS and Kumasi Anglican SHS (KASS)
The rest are Nkawie Secondary School, Akomadan SHS, Afua Kobi Girls’ SHS, Yaa Asantewaa SHS and St Monica’s HSH among others.
This year’s competition is going to be highly competitive following the determination of the “lesser-known schools” to upset the established sports schools.
Special awards have been set aside for the winning schools and athletes who would excel.