The Executive of the Women’s Commission of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), wishes to congratulate the President of the GOC, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah for his re-election to lead the Olympic Movement in Ghana for another four years.
The Commission also congratulates all the members elected to serve on the board of the GOC.
It is gratifying to note that President Nunoo Mensah has gained the confidence and trust of the Olympic Family in Ghana to lead for another four years.
It is our hope that the next four years will give birth to a rejuvenated sports laying the foundation for real progress at the grassroots and success at the international front.
While we congratulate all the members elected to serve, the Women’s Commission is disappointed that of the number, only one out of the two women who vied for positions was elected to serve, a very unfortunate ratio.
The Commission is, however, hopeful that with the opportunity presented, President Nunoo Mensah, under whose first term the Women’s Commission was formed, would lead an effort to get the federations who make up the Olympic Movement in Ghana, to appoint more women who are qualified, have the experience and competence to play roles and help in the effort to get more females into the sports family, not on as participants, but also part of the decision-makers.
At a time when the Olympics will have an equal gender participation, we think the GOC can do more by encouraging and assisting women especially retired professional athletes to take up leadership roles in their various federations and at large the GOC.
While pledging the total support for Madam Delphina Quaye, the Commission would encourage her to work hard so as to pave way for other women in sports to walk in her path so that come the next GOC elections, more women would put themselves up to vie for roles.