African Games 2023: 7 Sub-committees inaugurated

Minister for youth and sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif on Thursday administered the oath of office and secrecy to members selected to serve on various Sub-committees for the 2023 African Games at the conference hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.

In his short remarks, the Hon. Minister mentioned that the African Games in 2023 will bring to Ghana a total of fifty-five African nations, as well as about 8,000 athletes, technical officials and journalists.

The Sub Committees have been put in place to perform functions that will lead to the successful hosting and organization of one of the best Games organized on the continent.

He noted that the organization and hosting of the games place a great deal of responsibility on the country to adequately prepare for not just a successful African Games but also a memorable one hence the need to constitute the sub-committees whose work will be essential to the success of the Games.

The Youth and Sports minister further congratulated members of the sub-committees who had been carefully selected to assist the LOC to deliver world-class games.

On his part, Dr Kwaku Ofosu Asare, Executive Chairman of the LOC said the establishment of the LOC was a key requirement by the African Union Commission, the custodian of the African games adding that there are a total of 17 Sub Committees to be constituted and will be inaugurated in phases in due course.

He noted that work is ongoing at the Borteyman and the University of Ghana Stadium in preparation for the games.

He further explained that the construction of the facility at Borteyman is in three folds namely the Engineering aspect, procurement aspect and the construction of the facility itself adding that the contractor is currently on the engineering phase and expressed optimism that the construction of the facility will meet the timelines for the Games.

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He entreated Ghanaians to own the event stressing that the games will become successful when Ghanaians fully give their support to the activities leading towards the event.

The Sub-committee’s are

I . Media and Communication- Chaired by Mr Dan Kwaku Yeboah

II. Technical Sub- Committee, Chaired by Dr Emmanuel Owusu ANSAH

III. Marketing and Sponsorship Sub committee Chaired by Mr Reginald Laryea

IV. Legal Sub-committee Chaired by Ms Eva Okyere

V. Finance and Ticketing Chaired by Mr Andy Sam

VI. Legacy Sub- Committee Chaired by Dr Bella Bello Bitugu

VII. Medical and Anti-Doping Chaired by Dr. Mrs Beatrice D. William