The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram constituency, Mr Sam George, has called on the government to implement the United Nations (UN) conventions on the statelessness of refugees in the country.
From March 29, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) will start a novelty competition in the Upper West regional capital of Wa aimed at tapping local talents and reviving the sports at the grass roots level in four participating regions.
Despite not being a huge fan of running indoors, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce raced her way into the history books at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships last Sunday, winning the women’s 60 metres in a time of 6.98 seconds.
Ghanaian disabled athlete, Maclean Dzidzienyo made history last Saturday when he beat a quality challenge to win the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge in George, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will miss the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because she is pregnant. The 27-year-old Briton is expecting her first baby with husband Andy, but still plans to defend her Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games. "I am sorry I won't be in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games," she said. "But I know it will be an amazing occasion. I will be at home awaiting the arrival of a little Ennis-Hill." England's Ennis-Hill won bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and chose to skip the 2010 Games in Delhi to concentrate on the European Championships the same year, where she won gold. The 2009 world champion, who got married in May 2013 , added: "We are completely overwhelmed, with excitement and a degree of anxiety that I am sure all first time parents will relate to. "My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down, but having had a couple of weeks to think about things from a career point of view I am 100% set on returning to full time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 - that challenge really excites me. "But in the short term I will make our baby a priority and enjoy the whole experience as much as possible." Despite suffering a disappointing 2013 season where she missed the World Championships because of an Achilles tendon problem, London Olympics champion Ennis-Hill was favourite for gold in Glasgow. David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014 said: "I would like to warmly congratulate both Jessica and her husband Andy on the news that they are expecting their first child. "Glasgow 2014 is proud to have Jessica as an inspiring Ambassador for the Games and appreciate her continued support for the world-class festival of sport which Glasgow and Scotland will host this summer."
Ghana’s Chef De Mission of the 2014 Glasgow Games, and President of the Ghana Weightlifting Association (GWA), Ben Nunoo Mensah, last Sunday handed over the Queen’s Baton Relay to Sharad Rao, the honorary legal adviser to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
Hundreds of Ghanaians paraded the streets of Accra last Saturday to witness the relay of the wooden metallic baton named “The Queen’s Relay Baton” which arrived in the country from Kenya to signal this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, in August.