The Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF)’s Awards Night was held on Saturday with about 30 individuals and organisations honoured with citations.
The event, aimed at acknowledging the efforts of individuals and groups over the years in the promotion of the sport was held after the national cycling competition in Accra which attracted hundreds of patrons.
Award winners on the night include the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which received the Leadership Award in recognition for its rapid interest in promoting, assisting and recognising the full potentials of the sport in the country.
A Meritorious Award was presented to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in recognition of the support of the Ghana Police with the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) also receiving Excellence Awards.
Another Meritorious Award was presented to the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for the promotion of Para cycling in Ghana and the late Staff Sgt. Mike Adjivon presented with a posthumous Leadership Award as the founder of cycling in Ghana.
Recognition Awards were present to the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), I-Level Limited and Events Unlimited for supporting the growth of cycling.
Other recipients on the night were, Director General of the NSA, Robert Sarfo Mensah who received the Award of Prestige, NSA Driver, Michael Andoh who had a Recognition Award, Mohammed Sahnoon, president of GCF had the Dedication and Commitment Award while Least Financed Sports had the Advocacy and Visionary Award.
The Civic Leader Award went to President-La Route de l’est organisation, George Adou; a Prestige Award also went to Dr Mohammed Wagih Azzam, president of the Confederation of African Cycling/Vice president of UCI with Asempa FM’s Worlanyo Wallace receiving a Recognition Award.
Festus Tettey of Promasidor Nigeria Limited had an Award of Prestige; Dirk Laeresman of Promasidor Ghana Limited had a Recognition Award, while Promasidor Ghana as a company won the Excellence Awards.
Richard Omanie Addo had a Recognition Award, Pens and Plastics had Excellence Awards, Kwabena Larbi of Velocity Club had a Recognition Award, Lots Services Ghana Limited won the Distinguished Service Award while GOC President, Ben Nunoo Mensah also walked away with a Leadership Award.
Jean Pierre Van Zyl, WCC-South Africa had Excellence Award, Former President of GCF, Peter Yaw Affort had a Service Award, Alem Mumuni, a Para Cyclist received a Recognition Award while a Distinguished Service Award went to The Cultural Attache-France Embassy-Ghana.
Source: Ghanaian Times