Mr. Peter Zwennes, President of GBA has expressed appreciation to SSNIT and TSEL, facility managers for providing them with a secretariat at the Bukom Boxing Arena, where they can run their businesses effectively.
“The management of Trust Sports Emporium graciously offered to donate the office for our purposes sometime last year and we are grateful to them.
“After the office space was given to us, we needed to complete it, by doing some outstanding works.
“Thankfully we got donation from Agriculture Development Bank and Ghana Olympic Committee, which aided us in bringing the office to in its current state, but there were still a lot more work to be done.
“We spent about Gh¢40,000.00 to make it fully operational,” Mr. Zwennes noted.
“So we appealing to sponsors to come to our aid, so we could apply the finishing touches to the office,” he ended.
The office would serve the administrative needs of the body that controls boxing in Ghana.
The opening ceremony was graced by boxing legend, D. K Pioson, Ghana’s first boxing champion, Former GBA Presidents, Samir Captan and Moses Foh-Amoaning, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Mr. Kwabena Amponsah Dapaah, CEO of TSEL, Joyce Wereko-Ampim Opoku, chairperson of the Trust Sports Emporium Board and General Manager, Administration and Human Resource of SSNIT and Mr. George Lamptey, President of Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF).
The office was handed over to the GBA by the management of the facility, after the boxing controlling body in Ghana had operated at the Accra Sports Stadium since its establishment.
The Sports Emporium has also donated some boxing equipment to the GBA, which would be distributed among regional federations
Story by Sammy Heywood Okine