Presidential candidate for All People’s Congress (APC), Mr Hassan Ayariga has said ahead of the 7th December General election he will introduce the popular racing sport, Formula One (F1) in Ghana if voted as President.
The politician and businessman gave the assurances in an interview with the Graphic Sports.
According to him, he believes diversifying sports in Ghana will offer great opportunities for the youth particularly Formula One.
“Sports is a way of developing the mindset of the youth as part of job creation, social development and improving their standard of living with the view to curbing the crime rate in society.
“It is for this reason that when given the opportunity, an APC government will introduce Formula One sport in Ghana. Formula One is very important because there are many professional drivers who when offered the right opportunity and training can perform creditably and generate adequate revenue for themselves and the nation,” Hassan Ayariga is quoted to have told the Graphic Sports.
Despite admitting that football is the country’s major sporting discipline, he was quick to add that Ghana’s resources shouldn’t be focused on just football as there are talents are waiting to be unleashed in other sporting disciplines.
“I acknowledge that football is the passion of the nation, but other sports will be developed alongside football to ensure that the youth with skills for other sports disciplines were not left behind, ”
“I am certain that if we initiate this sport in Ghana, it will change our narrative and project is very far in the comity of leading countries in this sport,” insisted Mr Ayariga who said motorsports had a huge potential to improve the living conditions of professional drivers and others to be groomed for the sport. He said ahead of the polls on next Monday.