A 17-member Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture last week paid a working visit to the National Sports College(NSC), Winneba as part of efforts to foster a working relationship for sports development.
The visit also offered the Committee the chance toget up-to-date information on the workings of the NSC and know the challenges the institution encounters in the performance of its mandate.
Additionally, it will further deepen the existing cordial relationship between the NSC and Parliament.
Speaking during the visit, a member of the committee, Mr Collins Adomako Mensah said it was important to collaborate with such institutions towards the development of sports in the country.
He said, “We would get involved and visit the NSC often to see the way forward as far as their mandate is concerned.”
He said that since the committee was a supervisory one, the visit to the College was to enable the committee understand the issues on the ground.
The team was conducted round the facility by the management board of the college and interacted with the staff.
Acting Director of the College, Mr. Noah Bukari expressed appreciation to the committee for the visit and outlined the challenges facing the College among which he mentioned the lackof infrastructure, dwindling staff strength and the need for a legal instrument to back the College’s operations.
Members assured the NSC that they noted all issues raised and would work to get the College to a suitable status.
BY MICHAEL D.ABAYATEYE