The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, has sent
warm greetings to heads of Sports Federations and Associations on the season of
Christmas and New Year and promised more transformation in the coming year.
According to Mr. Nunoo Mensah, who is also President of the Ghana Weightlifting
Federation (GWF), the celebration of Christmas was necessary and a time to reflect on
the past and plan for a better future.
He noted that it was great honour to wish love to families and Ghanaians in general for
He described 2017 as a good year and a bright start for Olympic activities, adding, his
nine months as President has brought massive transformation and it is just the
beginning of greater things to come.
Mr. Nunoo Mensah who spoke to ghanaolympic.org on Christmas Day said, “We are praying
to have a better year ahead, that our sportsmen shall win gold medals.”
“I feel so proud to be working with such dedicated and committed colleagues, friend and
brothers. May the Almighty God grant you peace, favour and strength”
The GOC is the body empowered to undertake all international sports programmes on
behalf of the Republic of Ghana, with over 40 sports Federations and Associations under
the GOC umbrella.
Within 9 months in office the GOC led by the enterprising Ben Nunoo Mensah who was
honoured by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) as Best Federation Chairman
/ President has created very cordial relations with the media as he has attached sports
journalist to various Federations for easy promotion and publicity.
He has also led the restoration of the land site at Amasaman earmarked for the
construction of an Olympic facility and plans are advanced with architectural drawings
for an ultra-modern facility for kids and the youth.
Mr. Nunoo Mensah, the GOC has awarded all the Federations some good amount for their
programmes, events and other activities. The Olympic Federations had $ 150,000 with the
non-Olympic Associations getting between $ 5,000 and GH¢ 5,000.
The GOC President was instrumental in granting five sportsmen and a lady $ 5,000 for
their preparations towards the Commonwealth Games scheduled for Australia in 2018.