The newly elected Executives of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) were on Thursday inducted into office for a four-year term.
Mr Amarkai Amarteifio, a Patron of the Association who is also the Consul General of Sweden swore the seven-member Executive Committee into office and urged them to remain committed to the promotion of sports journalism in the country.
He tasked the new executives to encourage their members to achieve high standards in reporting and assessment of sports promotion and development.
“You must ensure that your rules, professional norms and above all your constitution is upheld by the rank and file,” he said.
Mr Amarteifio said the achievement of high standards, objective reportage and analysis will compel policy makers and implementers to look up to sports media personnel for advice and historical references to define future directions of sports in the country.
The members are Ackah Anthony – President, Ben Ohene Aryeh – Vice President, William Ezah – General Secretary, Sammy Heywood Okine – Deputy General Secretary, Veronica Commey – Treasurer, with Mathias Tibu and Frank Ampadu as Executive members.
SWAG President, Mr Anthony on behalf of the new executives assured of their commitment to propel the Association to higher heights in sports development and its enhancement.
Mr Anthony appealed for the support of the membership and other stakeholders in achieving their targeted goals and objectives.
The seven-member Executive Committee were elected last February.
Other Patrons of the Association, Ohene Aryeh, Assad Mallah and Joe Lartey as well as the Director General of the National Sports Authority, Mr Worlanyo Agra were on hand to advice members to play significant roles in uplifting sports development in the country and to propagate the benefits of sports to the populace.