The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) today at the Alisa Hotel (Ridge Arena) elected new executives for the next four years, twelve positions are contested for.
Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) president Ben Nunoo Mensah beat the incumbent GOC president Prof. Francis Dodoo for the top post.
– 61 delegates are expected to vote today.
80% of the delegates were seated at 10:24 am when the congress was about to start. The Youth And Sports Minister Hon. Isaac Asiamah has left the congress grounds because of delay. But The National Sports Authority (NSA) boss Joe Kpenge on behalf of the Sports Minister just finished addressed the delegat.
To show how serious and important this election was, All delegates expected to vote were present when the minutes of the last meeting was read and then move into acceptance.
The incumbent President Prof Dodoo in his report, revealed that the GOC has signed an agreement with Korean consortium to assist ‘lesser known sports.’ The consortium will spend $10m.
The Elections materials were in by 11:40 am.
But the 2015 financial report was also read and accepted, delegates deliberating on the 2016 financial report. Afterwards there was a 15 minutes break as delegates were debating on whether athletes should vote or not.
A consensus was reached as Congress has voted against the decision to allow Athletics Commission to vote – the result was 30-31. And then voting started at 4:11 pm.
After the counting Ben Nunoo Mensah wins, he polled 33 votes as against Dodoo’s 28.