He made this comments at a very colourful and sporty opening ceremony of the much awaited National Unity Games which featured splendid taekwondo displays and cultural performances at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The vice president commended the Ministry Of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Authority for reviving the National Sports Festival dubbed National Unity Games adding that all athletes and fans should show their passion and patronize the games for a very successful event.
He said that the youth must be engaged in programmes and activities that will make them look into the future with confidence adding that no activity does it better than sports.
Present at the ceremony were Diplomats, Members of parliament, Traditional Rulers, and the crème de la crème of the sporting fraternity as well as students from both junior high and senior high schools in the Greater Accra Region.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Clement Humado has noted that he is off the firm believe that this year’s Unity Games will unearth talents that will boost the various National Sports teams for the all Africa Games scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique in September 2011 as well as other up-coming international event.
He expressed his delight at the inclusion of colt soccer to the list of disciplines to be competed adding that he is not surprised by the fact that all regions have presented teams to compete.
Mr Humado urged all competitors and participants to play fairly and abide by the rules of the Games.
On his part, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Armah Ashietey who is the host of the event welcomed all regions and participants adding that all competitors and participants should compete in the spirit of fair play.
The opening match between Greater Accra Region and the Ashanti region ended 2-1 in favour of the Hosts.
The 10 day event is being sponsored by SIC with support from Airtel, Stanbic Bank, CocaCola, African Origin Travel & Tours, Guinness Ghana Breweries, IPMC, RLG Communications with media partnership from GTV,Metro TV,TV3,TVAfrica,MultiTV,Joy fm, Adom fm and Asempa fm.