The Asantehene, OtumfuoOsei Tutu II, has encouraged the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, to replicate his good works at the National Service Scheme at his new office.
His Majesty made the call during the minister’s visit to the Manhyia Palace on Friday, September 17, as part of his working tour to the region.
The Asantehene revealed that, he had been following the exploits of Mustapha Ussif at his previous post as Executive Director of the NSS, and that he performed exceptionally well by introducing innovative measures and policies that won him accolades from Ghanaian youth, which secured him the appointment as the Minister for Youth and Sports.
“I have been following you for years now. Your days at the National Service Scheme and now as Sports Minister. The way you transformed your previous office gives me hope about your capabilities. I know you will succeed and make Ghana proud. I am solidly behind you for success,”OtumfuoOsei Tutu II told Mustapha Ussif.
On his new role, His Majesty admonished Mustapha Ussif to channel resources towards other sporting activities to ensure growth in all sectors of sports. In this regard, Azuma Nelson, D.K Poison, among others, were mentioned by his Majesty as sportsmen who lifted high the flag of the country in their various disciplines.
The minister thanked His Majesty for the warm reception and his numerous contributions to sports development and the development of the country at large.
He also disclosed to Otumfuo his purpose of visit and sought his guidance and blessings to begin his working tour of the region.
He also gave Otumfuo updates on renovation works at the Baba Yara Stadium.
He indicated that the facility is ready for use and will soon be handed over to the NSA by the contractor.