The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Accra received various equipment from the State of Qatar on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

This donation, part of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Legacy project, supports Ghana’s organization and hosting of the recently concluded 13th African Games, Accra 2023, which was a huge success.

Speaking on behalf of the Ambassador of Qatar to Ghana, Mohammed Hamad Al Marri, the Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Qatar in Accra emphasized the importance of fortifying the relationship between Ghana and Qatar. He pledged to maintain the excellent cooperation between the two countries.

He stated that sports and other areas pique Qatar’s interest, emphasizing that sports transcend national boundaries and their importance to national, regional, and global growth cannot be overstated.

He declared that Qatar was committed to helping friendly nations like Ghana by donating a portion of the facilities and equipment used during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The donation aims to support the development of sports infrastructure.

He congratulated Ghana on its success in the African Games and expressed hope for future growth and prosperity for its people, as well as increased collaboration in sports development.

Qatar particularly appreciated the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, who accepted the equipment on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, as Qatar was the only nation to support the organization and hosting of the Games.

He also conveyed his sincere gratitude to the Emir of Qatar, the Minister of Culture and Sports of Qatar, and the Ambassador of Qatar in Accra.

The equipment included Samsung mobile phones, HP laptops, media working tables, office desks, swivel chairs, and task chairs.

Mr. Ussif stated that Ghana and Qatar have enjoyed a mutual and long-lasting relationship and that the donation was a testament to the cordial relationship between them.

The Minister further stated that he had submitted a proposal to the Qatari people to scale up cooperation between the two states and to establish the Ghana-Qatar legacy project, which will help to enhance Ghana’s sports infrastructure.

Credit: Appianimaa Mercy