GOC Youth Programmes Coordinator Gets On The Job

GOC Youth Programmes Coordinator Gets On The Job


Mr. Emmanuel Olla Williams, who was recently appointed Youth Programmes Coordinator, has started his job with much devotion and dedication.

The businessman and sports enthusiast / organizer who is also the Director of the Ghana OlympiAfrica project at Amansaman has been in the Ashanti Region in the past weeks monitoring sports events in the various second cycle institutions.

Last week, Emmanuel Olla Williams was at the Inter Houses athletics competition organized by T.I Ahamadiya SHS.

He had earlier been to Yaa Asantewaa SHS, Effiduase Commercial, Kumasi Girls and will to Kumasi Wesley Girls.

While in the schools, he is able to interact with the student athletes, schools coaches and PE instructors.

Mr. Olla Williams said Ghana has the sports potentials in raw form, and it they are identified; they can be encouraged and groomed to become top class athletes.

He noted that sports authorities must not sit and wait for the athletes to shine before they go for them, but rather go out to identify them from source and mold them into super stars.

According to Olla Williams who was part of the Ghana Olympic Committee’s delegation to Lome, Togo to inspect the OlympiAfrica project, many Ghanaian youth love sports, but the facilities are not there.


He noted that the tracks at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi has been over used and it must be replaced, and observed that youth athletes need to be encouraged and motivated to keep on doing sports, and not to divert their attention to other social interests.

He thanked the GOC president for giving him the opportunity to serve Ghana as the Director of the upcoming OlympiAfrica project and prayed that corporate Ghana would support the facility for children between the ages of 6 to 16 years.