By Caleb Kuleke, GNA
Ho, June 12,
GNA - The 45th Volta Inter-Schools Central Zone Sports festival has commenced
in Ho, the Volta Regional capital.
A total of 25
government and private schools were taking part in the one-week event of which
players and athletes would be selected to represent the zone in the forthcoming
Inter zonal competition to be held at Nkwata in Oti Region.
would be competing for trophies in various sporting disciplines such as
athletics, football, volleyball, netball, handball, table tennis and
Speaking at the
opening of the event, Madam Enyonam Amafuga, Volta Regional Director of
Education said physical education and sports remained important subjects that
provided holistic intervention to developing the cognitive and the physical
aspect of the body.
She said the
pivot of every human development was anchored on healthy body therefore it was
important to frequently engage in acts that could keep the body healthy.
underscored the need for everyone to take a brisk walk at least 30 minutes for
three times in a week to keep the body healthy and to vitalize its work load
without undue fatigue.
Director said though Volta Region was noted for exhibiting superior skills in
many sporting disciplines at the national level, the “performance has been
experiencing a steady decline in recent times as a result of many challenges
facing the development of sports and games in the Region".
She called for
support from all to enhance sporting activities in the region to accelerate
socio economic development.
urged all the players and athletics to give off their best, comport themselves
and to desist from immoral acts.
Emmanuel Atiso, the Zonal Secretary urged the participating schools to exhibit
high level of discipline during the one week period.
He also urged
the players to exhibit best behavior on the field of play.
In the opening
game, Saint Prosper's College beat Shia
Senior High School with a lone goal.
The event was
sponsored by Mr. Nelson Akorli, the Ho Municipal Chief Executive and Accra
Brewery Limited, producers of Beta Malt and other alcoholic and non alcoholic