Prof. Twumasi denies any GAA congress

Author: Kwame Larweh
Professor Peter Twumasi

The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi, says he is unaware of an elective congress for the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) fixed for Saturday, August 17 in Tamale.

 “It is not true, I have not been informed about anything. If there is going to be a congress they must write officially to inform the NSA. As I speak to you there has been no such letter,” he told Graphic Sports Online on Thursday via telephone.

The GAA has indicated that it will organise its elective congress in the Northern regional capital on Saturday, with the association's former General Secretary, Bawah Fuseini, informing some regional  athletics coaches and executives to get prepared for the congress.

The GAA congress was postponed following a court injunction placed on it by a former Ghana athletics chief, George Haldane-Lutterodt and other interested parties. However, the suit was dismissed by the court last month, paving the way for the association to fix a date for the elections of new executives to run the association.

However, Prof. Twumasi says the NSA was currently focused on the upcoming Africa Games and not a congress by any federation.

 “We are focused on the games. I will be departing with the last batch of athletes later this week. There is no thought of any congress,” he said.