Friday, January 23, 2009

Ghanaweb reports ex-WSU triple jumper Francis Dodoo in line to become sports minister of Ghana... reports that former Washington State University triple jumper Francis "Padigo" Dodoo is in line to possibly become the next sports minister of Ghana.

The ex-triple national jump champion is certainly qualified, as a former athlete he has the knowledge foundation and experience to fill the position, but he comes with one small problem - he is not a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) inner circle.

In December 1980, he accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Washington State University in the US. In 1982, Dodoo became the national triple jump record holder. In August 1987, he went on to break the African Games Record, which remains the oldest standing continental record today; 21 years and counting.

Dodoo is a Full Professor of Sociology and Demography and is the current director of the United Nations Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana.

Here's the link to the story...

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