The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) yesterday marked its 48th anniversary with a call on members to rededicate themselves to the ideals of the association and play their roles as partners in development and promotion of Ghana sports.
In a statement to mark the anniversary, SWAG President, Mr Kwabena Yeboah, noted that the fast-changing face of sports journalism was a big challenge to SWAG members to seek continuous improvement to be relevant to the demands of the profession and expectation of society.
“As we clock 48 today, I urge all to spare a thought for our founder fathers. May the good Lord grant us the wisdom and grace to blaze their selfless trail. In everything let us ask ourselves (journalists) what we can do to perpetuate the beautiful legacy, not what we can get from the association,” he said.
He also urged sports administrators and fans to desist from physically attacking sports journalists in the line of duty.
“May I use this occasion to salute all journalists and call for the immediate stop of attacks on sports journalists from administrators, fans and hooligans while they go about their daily routines. The sports journalist should be seen as a partner in sports promotion and development not an opponent.
“On such occasions, it is important to be reflective on our past, to help improve our present in order to build a legacy for the future and posterity.Today, our profession is going through many changes and becoming more dynamic, a sharp break from the conventional way of carrying out our duties,” he concluded.