Addressing participants of the walk to celebrate the Olympic Day Run at the Tennis Courts of the Accra Sports Stadium, he revealed that last year, 4 million people all over the world took part in the Run and for this year the theme of the celebration is “Move, Learn and Discover” which offers an opportunity to learn about the Olympic values of “Excellence, Friendship and Respect”.
“Sports units the nation, the power of sports brings Ghanaians together whenever the national football team is playing, so we must get serious with sporting activities” he said.
According to the GOC President, lifestyles must change as kids consume junk food and watch video games without burning calories in the advent of the information age and technological advancement.
He emphasised that sports gives individuals strong mind, good physical body and will power as well as create avenues for friendship.
“Physical activity and sports can solve problems of inactivity” he expressed.
Ben Nunoo Mensah emphasized that sports have helped many people in deprived areas to become famous.
He commended all participants including the Deputy Minister of Health, Director of the National Sports Authority, Keep Fit Clubs that took part and the committee that organized the Run from Martyrs of Uganda Church at Mamprobi to the Accra Sports Stadium.
By Sammy Heywood Okine