Gifty Oware-Mensah, a renowned Ghanaian football administrator has landed a top role for the first-ever Africa Paralympic Games to be held in Ghana from September 3-11, 2023.
The chief executive officer of Ghana women’s premier league outfit, Berry Ladies has been appointed as the Director of Marketing for the games.
This was made official when the Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif inaugurated a 10-member Local Organization Committee (LOC) on Friday, February 24, 2023, at the headquarters of the African Paralympic Committee (AfPC) Secretariat in Accra.[ads3]
Mrs Oware-Mensah who is also the Deputy Executive Director of National Service Secretariat, will work under the chairmanship of Dr. Chris Boadu Mensah and with the Director of Sports at the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, who will serve as Director of Sports for the event.
She is expected to lead the promotion and advertising activities of the committee to raise awareness about the games.
The historic multi-sport Para events will involve Amputee Football, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Goal ball, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.
The events which will also serve as qualification for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris will feature 36 African countries including; Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon, Senegal, Egypt, Cape Verde, Mali, Guinea, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Benin Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Eritrea, Burundi, South Africa, Comoros, Nigeria, Sao Tome, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Botswana, Gabon, Sudan, Rwanda, Liberia, Togo, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco and Central African Republic have confirmed participation.[ads4]
Here is full list of the membership of the Local Organising Committee (LOC)
1. Dr. Chris Boadi-Mensah-Chairman,
2. Bella Bello Bitugu-Director of Sports,
3. Juliana Addo-Yobo -Legal Director
4. Reks Brobby -Director of Operations Services
5. Henry Tachie-Menson –Director
6. Saddick Adams-Communications
7. Gifty Afia Oware Aboagye- Director of Marketing
8. Osman Ali -Director of Finance
9. Eric Kissi -Member of NPC Ghana
10. Dr. Hayat Khattab -Member of AfPC