The Executive Council of the Volta Regional Football Association (VRFA) on Wednesday payed a courtesy call on members of Parliament who are from the Volta Region.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and deliberate on development of the youths of the region through football.
The delegation which was led by the VRFA Chairman, Daniel Agbogah, includes the RFA Secretary, Promise Ahiagba, Executive Council members; Foster Kudiabor, Innocentia Agbavitor, Chairman, Atsu Kuadey, Martin Torku, Mark Coffie Serlom, and Hamza Mutala.
Daniel Agbogah, sighting on the successes of the FA so far used the platform to talk about the strives of the FA and the commitment of the Executive Council to take football in the Volta and Oti regions to another level.
“Having assumed in October 2019, we have been working hard to lift up the game in our two regions. In spite of our limited resources we organised one of the best reginal Division two leagues in the country worth emulating by other regions. the Chairman said.”
He further laid before the law makers the challenges confronting development of the game in the region and called on the law makers to get involved to get involved to avert the situation.
Talking on infrastructure deficit across the two regions, Daniel Agbogah spoke about the deplorable state of the regional Sports Stadium in Ho and how the recent Volta Trade Fair has made the situation worse.
“One of the major purposes for which we are here is to tell you about the challenges that confront the game in our region. The state of the only regional sports stadium we have in Ho is an eyesore. I am sure you were all at the Volta Trade Fair and saw what I am talking about, the Fair that has destroyed it further. We are not saying other sectors do not need attention, but promoting other sectors at expense of the other is not fair”. The Chairman said.
He also touched on the uncompleted Youth Resource Centre the government is building for the region in Ho and charged the MPs to get involved and speak to the authorities in charge to expedite action to complete it for use.
“We are aware that, the first sod cut for Youths Resource Centre’s in this country was ours but till date it is still incomplete for use. We humbly appeal to you to speak to the powers that be, expedite action to complete the work for us so we can play this year’s middle league there.”
The FA leadership also appealed to the Caucus to build more playing fields across the region to make football accessible by more of the young people.
Another important area the Chairman touched on is sponsorship for the various leagues of the FA including Beach Soccer. And he also talked about how the MPs should support the RFA create Football Associations in all the Districts across the region.
In response to the RFA, the leader of the Caucus Hon. Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzrah acknowledged the efforts of the RFA leadership for taking the step to meet them. Something they have never witnessed in the region. The Caucus gave their words to the FA expressing their commitment to the cause of the RFA to take football to every corner of the region and make it career opportunity for the youths of the region.
Hon Kobina Woyome, MP for South Tongu who is a ranking member on the sports committee in Parliament also spoke among others acknowledged the challenges that confront development of the game in the region. He mentioned that plans are far advanced to complete the regional Youths Resource Centre and that the FA should be rest assured. He also mentioned of two more Astro turf fields to be built in the region in addition to the one Honourable Dela Sowah confirmed would be built in Kpando Municipality soon.
Similar meeting would be held soon with MPs from the Oti Region.
Source: VRFA Communications Department