Ghana will host the 12th Africa Armwrestling Championship in June in Accra with over 27 countries expected to participate.
Former Mayor of Accra, Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has been named as the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the tournament. He chairs a team of 13 members who have been tasked with the responsibility of organising and managing the 5-day event.
Sowah is a Social Entrepreneur with over 23 years of work in Local Economic Development and Small Business Development. He holds an MSc in Local Economic Development from the Institute of Local Government Studies, Ghana, and a BSc in Public Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He is the founder & Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Agenda. He is also the founder of MAS Investments Ltd.
Edwin Amankwa, who is the Chief Operating Officer of Global Media Alliance Group, is the Vice Chairman of the committee.
Other members of the committee are Dr. Prince Pambo, Pharmacist Kofi Addo-Agyekum, DCOP Lydia Donkor, Nii Otoo Larkyne, Mrs. Gifty Oware-Aboagye, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, Robert Appiah Ameyaw, Jonathan Lambert Awuletey, Richard Oppong Ansong, Hubert Leo-Mensah, and Rhodaline Owusu Ansong.
During a Congress of the Armwrestling Federation of Africa (AFA) last year Cairo, Egypt, Ghana received a massive endorsement to become the host for the 12th edition of the Africa Armwrestling Championship a qualifying event for the 2023 Africa Games and the World Combat Games in Saudi Arabia.
The 12th Africa Armwrestling Championship, which will have over 300 pullers from 27 African countries in participation, comes off in June 2023 with the opening ceremony slated for Friday, June 23, 2023, at the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Hall.
Pullers who impress at the event and earn the qualification will compete at the 13th African Games, dubbed #Accra2023 which comes off next March,
Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie, commended Charles Osei Asibey and the Ghana Armwrestling Federation for bringing the event back to the West African country after five years.
Ghana, which is the second-most-populous nation in West Africa after Nigeria, hosted the rest of the African continent in 2018.