Another milestone from the University of Ghana. The Director of Sports at the University of Ghana Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu has been appointed by the International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to serve a 3-year term on its Governing Body.
The Secretary-General, Mrs. Ama Serwaa Nerquaye-Tetteh on behalf of the Chairman for the Ghana National Commission for UNESCO, congratulated him on his new appointment and hopes he will bring his expertise to bear to further the objectives and work of the Centre as he uplifts the image of Ghana and the African continent.
He will join six other world experts to supervise, manage and determine the activities of the Centre to promote the core mandate of UNESCO towards promoting culture, sports and education among children and youth around the world.
Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu brings along a huge repertoire of experience and roles to the Governing Board. He is the current Chair of the International Scientific Network on Sport for Development and Peace, a former board member of Football Against Racism in Europe, former international board member for International Sport Platform  at George Mason University in the United States of America, consultant and expert for FIFA, UEFA, European Commission, Austrian Government, Africa Union, UNESCO, United Nations Office on Drug and Crime, SOS International and Hermann Gmeiner Fond Deutschland,  Ghana Football Association Appeals Committee member, Ministry of Youth and Sports Ghana, GIZ, the former Country Director of Right To Play Ghana  among many others.
Dr. Bitugu expressed delight in his appointment to represent Ghana and Africa at the world stage:
“This is a recognition of the ability to deliver in the area where UNESCO is mandated for children and youth in education, culture and sports. I am grateful to all fraternities I have worked with who have contributed to this feat – colleagues at the University of Ghana, Ghana Universities Sports Association and so on. I am fully aware that I am representing Ghana, the Sub-Region and Africa as a continent and clearly the youth and children across the globe. I hope the support will keep on coming so I can deliver better and more to build upon what has been achieved so far.”
The Sports Directorate, Sports Advisory Board and the Sports Management Committee of the University of Ghana wish him well on his new appointment.