Other Sports of Thursday, 13 March 2014

Source: Richard Akpokavie

Resignation Nunoo-Mensah from the Ghana Olympic Committee

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has received the resignation of the GOC’s Treasurer and Chef de Mission for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Ben Nunoo-Mensah.

Mr. Nunoo-Mensah submitted his resignation letter to the GOC on Monday 10th March, citing personal reasons for his decision.

The GOC is saddened by this decision, which came as a shock to the entire GOC family, given the centrality of Mr. Nunoo-Mensah in the planning for Glasgow 2014.

The GOC will convene an extraordinary meeting in the coming days to discuss the matter but, in the interim, would like to assure friends, well-wishers, supporters, and all stakeholders in the preparation towards the Commonwealth Games, that the GOC is taking various steps to ensure that Ghana’s preparations towards the Commonwealth Games are not adversely affected.

The GOC would like to inform all and sundry that it has been in touch with the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Commonwealth Games Planning Committee, Glasgow 2014, the High Commission of the UK, and other stakeholders to ensure that preparations remain on a steady path.

Discussions continue vis-à-vis the securing of a pre-Games training site, the garnering of funding to support the Commonwealth Games effort, and the contracting of an Authorized Ticket Reseller.

The GOC will continue to release updates as and when necessary.

Thank you.

Richard Akpokavie
Secretary General
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