“You may know that I am the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and we should not lose sight of the fact that apart from my responsibilities as a minister I have specific responsibilities as a Member of Parliament to promote entertainment, youth development and sports in my community.
“There are ways in which sports can be used to promote unity, and Bawku has had a troubled history of many of our young people being involved in conflict and we have been exploring ways and means of promoting togetherness and unity among the youth.
“We want to find them alternative avenues of engaging their attention instead of having them focus on negative things so we thought that having a football club for the constituency called Bawku United will re-brand Bawku and secondly it will provide the youth who specifically have talent in football an opportunity for their individual development,” he said.
The move to acquire a football club has raised eyebrows in the media and the Ghanaian football fraternity with a number of individuals citing a possible conflict of interest, a situation the minister assertively dismissed.
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