Mrs. Gifty Oware- Mensah, CEO and Founder of Berry Ladies Football Club, Vice Chairman of Berekum Chelsea and the Deputy Executive Director at NSS has been named as part of the 12th Africa Armwrestling Championship Local Organizing Committee, in charge of ceremonies and Public Relations.
Mr. Evans Bobie Opoku, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports (MoYS) inaugurated the 13-member Local Organising Committee (LOC) ahead of the 12th African Armwrestling Championship scheduled to take place in Ghana.
The committee, chaired by Mr. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, former Mayor of Accra, would oversee the organization of the event as Ghana hosts 19 other countries on the continent, the second in the country’s history.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy Minister commended the efforts of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, led by Mr. Charles Osei Asibey for being able to win the hosting rights for Ghana.
He expressed his confidence in the team appointed to steer the affairs of the competition as one that was competent enough to organise a successful event.
“The championship would bring lots of benefits to the country in terms of boosting our economy, and I got the notice that we are expecting about 2000 people across Africa to participate and all these people are going to be accommodated and it would serve as a boost to our hospitality industry,” he added.
Mr. Bobie noted that the Ministry of Youth and Sports together with other stakeholders would do their best for Ghana to host a historic competition by providing the needed support to the team.
The Minister urged the Local Organizing Committee to work closely and tirelessly to ensure they prepare themselves very well to organize a successful event.
Professor Peter Twumasi, Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) also stated that Armwrestling, despite being one of the youngest growing sport on the continent, had made tremendous improvement hence the need to contribute to the success story.
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