The President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Kwabena Yeboah has appealed to the Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah to use his high office to prevail on President Nana Akufo-Addo to give them a bus.
The bus, according to the veteran sports journalist, will aid the movement of SWAG members for the execution of official assignments.
Delivering his speech at the 45th MTN-SWAG awards at the Swiss -Spirit Alisa Hotel, Accra, Kwabena Yeboah said having blazed the trail of sports writing in Ghana Over a half-century, mobility has been a major debility to executing their mandate, and believes only a more decent means of transportation can help alleviate this plight.
“My lordship, permit me to state an age – long debility and prostration of the Ghana Sports Writers Association of Ghana. The absence of a reliable vehicle to ease the transportation of members for events and programs,” Kwabena Yeboah addressed the gathering.
“On this special occasion, may I urge my very good friend the Hon. Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah to use his very good office to prevail to our sports-loving President [Akufo-Addo] to consent to our humble request.”
SWAG was founded in 1968 having existed through all Governments of Ghana while providing meaningful sports content, and aiding the development of Sports in Ghana.
The association is noted for highlighting, and joining forces with various state institutions to churn the course of Sports development, and has seen some of its members right to the high office of Ministers of State.
The SWAG Awards, a scheme that celebrates the achievement of sportsmen and women, is the longest existing awards in Ghana running for 45 years.