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INTER COMMUNITY/CLUSTER SOCCER FIESTA GAMES UNDER THE GULF OF GUINEA NORTHERN REGIONS SOCIAL COHESION (SOCO)

As part of the implementation of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) project in the Sissala East Municipal Assembly National Youth Authority) Tumu in the Upper West Region. (SOCO) is a project Government Ghana Procure a loan from the World Bank to undertake some projects in the six northern regions of Ghana including the Oti region. This is as a result of the mishappenings in the sahel regions which a lot of inflow of people from these regions into our Ghana. As a result, these people can easily use our young people to cause trouble in the form of arm robbery as well as other social vises. The project has three components, which includes infrastructure component, youth component and LED component. This activity is under sub component 1.3 which is to bring youth empowerment and engagement among the youth at the community/ cluster levels to foster unity, peace and co-existence. The Municipal Assembly through the focal person form a (7) member committee to see to the successful implementation of the soccer games and the National Youth Authority the implementing agency for the youth component as the lead. The committee members took time to come out with the budget for the activity for it to be implemented very well.The committee met about four (4) times to make sure every aspect of the activity is carried out very as expected.The committee agreed to use 5 days to carry the task given them by the assembly.The committee came out with a time table ( fixtures) as how the matches will be played.As part of the implementation, some communities were chosen from the various clusters we have in the municipality to allow many communities to have the opportunity to be part of the SOCO project activities in the municipality. The committee took into consideration including the community location, their population size of the community and several others. In all, (12) communities teams including two females teams in the municipality were selected. Attached will be the fixtures for your perusal. The games started the 11th December,2023 to the 17th December,2023. On the 11th ,the following communities played. 


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