National democratic Congress Candidate for Tema Central Constituency Ebi Bright has stated her motivation to exclusively fund a basketball tournament was due to the hard work and commitment of stakeholders of the sport.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com on the sidelines of the one day tournament named after her, the prospective Member of Parliament was delighted with the level of skill and competition from the teams. She said:
“The motivation basically was the kind of hardwork that the handlers of this sport have put in. In spite of the fact that we haven’t had good facilities, they have worked to hold the youth together and keep up play on the court.”
“For a long time we haven’t had lights, we haven’t had a lot of ideal facilities but it hasn’t dimmed the passion and the commitment to the game. Inspired by watching them growing up here…I was afraid that young people today would not have benefits of this court the way that we did”.
Bright recently oversaw the renovation of the court’s lighting system and playing surface by repainting it.
Ghana Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye was on hand to congratulate Bright for her contribution and promised Tema will be one of the first beneficiaries of a modern multipurpose indoor arena.