Mr. Ben Nunoo-Mensah, President of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), has launched an ambitious campaign to lead the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), as the later goes to the polls on March 15.
The campaign, dubbed “The Renaissance – Let’s get our sports working again” captures 19 key points that have been identified by Mr Nunoo-Mensah to help revive Ghana sports.
The campaign document made available to the GNA Sports, outlined funding and inability of least finance sports associations to lobby government and other stakeholders to support their development.
According to campaign document, the GOC under Mr. Nunoo-Mensah will create a transparent and accountable GOC, which will see to the involvement of all key stakeholders, from the board to sub-committee level.
It will also see the GOC acquiring a modern and well furnished structure by lobbying the Ministry of Works and Housing, to serve as its secretariat and will be named the Olympic House”, whilst efforts will be made at lobbying the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to visit Ghana.
The Nunoo-Mensah Presidency according to the document, will also ensure the continuation of the abandoned Olympic Project at Amansaman, in the Greater Accra Region.
In addition, there will be decentralization of the activities of the GOC, through the formation of eight sub-committees, to ensure smooth and effective policy formulation and implementation.
They are; Finance, Olympic Solidarity and Projects, Events and Programmes, Fundraising/Marketing and Sponsorship, Legal and Constitutional, Medical, Communication and National Federation Relations.
According to the campaign documents, the new GOC will be self sustaining and will also ensure national federations are assisted to pay their affiliation fees.