The Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) has named a 16-member team, as the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 Africa Armwrestling championship dubbed “Accra 2018”. The LOC would be led by businessman and the president of the Central Regional Armwrestling Association, Mr Kwesi Haizel has been tasked with the mandate of hosting the rest of the continent for the tournament which begins from the 26th to 29th July. This was announced at the official launch of the championship in Accra on Tuesday.
The Committee is made up of representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), National Sports Authority (NSA), National Security, Media, Events and Marketing Consultants, Security Service among others. Mr Haizel, noted that it was a privilege for them to serve in such a capacity adding that they would not disappoint the country. He said they would together to make it one of the most memorable championships Ghana has ever hosted. “We would work together to ensure a successful Africa Armwrestling championship and we must not let Ghana and Africa down.
We are grateful for the opportunity and we would serve our mandate well,” he said. He pleaded with corporate organisations to come on board to support them to make it a success. Here is a full list of members of Accra 2018 LOC
Mr Kwesi Haizel - (Central Regional Chairman GAF and a businessman) - Chairman of the LOC,
Charles Osei Assibey (GAF president) - Vice Chairman of LOC,
Mr William Ezah - Chief Operations Officer of LOC,
Mikki Osei Berko – In charge of Public Relations Officer
Mr Kofi Addo Agyekum (Vice President of Ghana Armwrestling Federation) – member
Mr Neil Armstrong Mortagbe – member
Mr Melvin Brown (National Security) - member
Mrs Diana De-graft Quarshie (Event and Marketing person) – member
Mr Samuel Aryee (Director for Sports at Ghana Immigration service) – member
Dr Martin Engman – member Mr Saka Acquaye (National Sports Authority rep) – member
Mr Mavis Amanor (Multimedia Group) – member Mr Kwabena Owusu Sekyere - member
Mr Nathaniel Laryea - member in charge of TV A rep from Accra Metropolitan Assembly A rep from ministry of sports