According to the Ghana Handball Association’s Secretary-General Mr Charles Obeng Amofa, new leaders will be elected in the near future.
Everything is set for the Association’s election on 13th August. Following the Association’s approval of three candidates for the Presidency, an independent elections committee will lead the Electoral Congress.
Due to the deaths of two aspirants, Mr Obeng Amofa noted that the Committee decided not to alter the list of candidates in order not to prolong the two-year process. Nortey Dowuona (deceased) and Patrick Norvor are vying for the two First Vice President positions at the Congress, while Amma Frimpomaa Dwumaah and Kwame Kyeremanten are running unopposed.
Nine people are vying for the six Executive Committee Member positions of the GHA, including Philip Longdon, Christian Yaw Osei, Joseph A. Quaye, Togbe Palmus Howusu, Anthony N. K. O. Quayenor, Rapheal Sifah, Anglina Shang, William Freeman Ghartey, and K. D. Nissau.
As a result of disagreements over processes in the build-up, a three-man committee was formed to address concerns about the congress’s organization. A three-man independent committee has been formed by the Ghana Olympic Committee to oversee the election process, after the Congress was first postponed in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib is the chairman of the Committee.
We can face a major challenge if you open nominations again. Due to the loss of Nortey Dowuona and Dr Baba, we have agreed not to change the list of delegates and aspirants,” Mr Amofah explained.
At the Congress, Mr Nortey Dowuona (deceased) and Patrick Norvor will compete for the two First Vice President positions, while Amma Frimpomaa Dwumaah and Kwame Kyeremanten will run unopposed for Second Vice President and Treasurer, respectively.