The Nadowli-Kaleo district assembly as part of its implementation of the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion Project (SOCO) organized a two-day Inter-Cluster Football and Cultural Dance competition in Sankana. This event brought together several hundred of people including football players, cultural groups, chiefs, religious, district staff and community supporters across all cluster communities.

The purpose of this engagement was to provide opportunities for all members of the communities including children, adolescents, youth, elderly, PWDs among others to connect with others and build a meaningful relation with the goal of beefing social cohesion amongst communities, it was the intent to also create the right platform for members of the communities to build resilience and adopt strategies for leadership roles that will promote both community and personal development and well-being.

The District Chief Executive Hon. Kathrine T. Lankono who served as the Chair and Special Guest of Honor for the two-day event expressed her satisfaction on the participation and emphasized the importance of such community games activities as a measure to increase integration and prevention of social conflicts but creating relationships of trust and a culture of cooperation in the district. She lauded all the participating groups that put in their best to ensure that the games were entertaining and conflict free. She also expressed her happiness that no injury whatsoever was recorded during the intense competition.

Participating teams went home with new sets of footballs, jerseys and trophies whilst the cultural dance groups went home with xylophones, drums and dancing costumes from the district.