He was elected at the General Assembly Elections I 2017, taking over from Prof. Francis Dodoo in a keen contest at the Alisa Swizz Hotel in Accra. He pulled 33 votes, while Dodoo had 28.
For the Federations to feel part and contribute to his administration, he formed various committee appointing many Presidents as possible to serve from different disciplines.
As a visionary who knew the worth of the media, he attached sports journalists to all the Federations so that they can support in stimulating and advising the Federations. He also called on radio stations to adopt the lesser known sports, and promote them.
He also ensured the award of scholarships to seven deserving student athletes for their training and development.
Ghana has participated in some international competitions such as the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games in Bahamas, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, where Akwasi Frimpong marketed Ghana in grand style, and the up coming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
The GOC has contributed massively towards Ghana’s preparations and participation at all these events.
As a believer in putting up infrastructure for posterity and training, as well as competition, he has decided to revive the abandoned Amasaman Olympic project and has personally contributed in clearing and leveling the site.
Architectural drawings for the sports project has been shown to the media and efforts are being done to get sponsors to support the project.
Before, he had visited Togo with some GOC members to look at their OlympAfrica project for Ghana to have a similar one for Youth & Kids Sports Development.
Already some companies like Cocoa From Ghana, PaySwitch, Twillieum Ghana, McDan Group, Champion Dishes, Phoenix Insurance, GNPC and others have been supporting the GOC, and the President cannot thank them, but pray that they yield more profits and dividends in order to give more to the youth, the disabled and sports development.
Ben Nunoo Mensah has also refurbished the GOC Secretariat by restructuring of the offices and appointing experienced staff to manage with the support of the elected executives.
The GOC’s Benz Van is on the road after a long lay off, and a Hyundai matrix car donated by McDan is serving the GOC very much and many thanks must go to Dr. Daniel Mackorley aka McDan.
Ben Nunoo Mensah definitely cannot work alone, and great acknowledgement must go to the entire excutives and the committees.
Mention can be made of Paul K. Atchoe- First Vice President, Richard Akpokavie –General Secretary, Evans Yeboah- Second Vice President, Fred Lartey Out-Treasurer, Theo Wilson Edzie- Assist. Treasurer, Herbert, Mensah, Nii Adotey Dzata I, Isaac, Albert Frimpong, Michael Aggrey, Linear Obo Addy, Mahamadi Mohammed, Emmanuel Nikoi, Duah, Mawuko Afadzinu, Mr. Kelien, Melvin Brown, George Owusu Ansah aka Nana Mankatta.
These personalities and many others have contributed to the smooth running of the GOC as it has regained credibility in the eyes of corporate Ghana.
There are many things in the Renaissance document yet to be tackled and we pray and hope that by the end of his term, the GOC much chalk many laurels, and they will call for more.
In his anniversary message he tweeted “I took office to le
ad @GhanaOlympic a year ago. We're on an all inclusive mission to re-brand, give hope to corporate Ghana and a future to athletes Thanks to all my federation heads. It's time for @GC2018 and I challenge Team Ghana to excel”.
By Sammy Heywood Okine