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02.03.2009 Regional News

UEW Staff elected President of GUSA


Dr Ernest Kofi Awanta, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics Education of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has been elected President of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA).

The election took place at the Association's 95th General Delegates Congress held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Mr Awanta who is to hold the position for a four year term, polled 15 out of 33 votes to beat his close contestant, the incumbent Mr Aloysus Denkabi of the University of Ghana, Legon, who had (14).

Dr Kojo Afedzie Asamoah, a Bio-Chemistry Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, obtained four votes.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Winneba on Sunday, Dr Awanta promised to exhibit a high sense of excellence in leadership and ensure holistic development in the University Sports.

He promised to use his tenure of office to promote sports for all stakeholders, by providing dynamic and quality leadership, and also implement GUSA's programmes by building a culture of team spirit among member institutions.

He pledged to seek sponsorship packages in his efforts to help ensure a formidable Association and hoped GUSA would explore all avenues to enable it generate financial resources to support it.

Dr Awanta, who is also the Chairman for Amalgamated Sports Club at UEW said his new position as President of GUSA will not only impact greatly on the activities of UEW Amalgamated Sports, but also on the performance of Students in the Department of Mathematics Education where he is a Senior Lecturer.

He expressed sincere gratitude to those who made it possible for him to be elected as President for GUSA and called for their cooperation and support to ensure success of Association.