The Birim Central Municipal’s capital, Akim Oda, in the Eastern Region will be hosting the 4th edition of the 2022 National Cross-Country race this weekend, Saturday 26th February, 2022.
This year’s event is under the theme, ‘Running Towards the 13th African Games, Accra 2023’ under the auspices of the Ministry of Sports.
The event is aimed at grooming athletes for the upcoming All African Games which will be hosted in Ghana next year.
Athletes from all the 16 Regions of Ghana are to compete for the ultimate prize.
In an interview with the Eastern Region’s Public Relations Officer for National Sports Authority, Mrs Priscilla Oduro Antwi, she called on the citizens of Akyem Oda and the entire Eastern Region to come together in unity so that they can win together.
According to her the Eastern Regional athletes are poised to lead in the host and win agenda and hence this agenda would be materialized if we all throw our support behind the team. She stated that hosting and winning together is more glamorous.
“Love always fosters unity so let’s unite and support our own in this event,” she said.
Mrs. Princila Oduro Antwi stressed that as the team wish to host and win, the business community should bare in mind that, they are not only winning in the game but also hosting is also an opportunity for business activities to cash in some revenue in and around the Municipality so she urged the inhabitants to take advantage of this event and win in all ways.
The event will see some dignitaries such as the Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. Bawumia, the Sports Minister, Hon. Mustapha Yussif and other key personalities to grace the event.