Wednesday 4th December, 2019
Accra, Dec. 4, GNA – Mr. Uwe Goldstein – the
Commercial Director of the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation
(IWF) on Wednesday, paid a courtesy call on Professor Peter Twumasi – Director
General of the National Sport Authority (NSA).
The visit was aimed at briefing the Director
General about efforts to lay a foundation for the introduction of the sport in
Mr. Goldstein also doubles as the
Administration Commission Member – Africa Federation.
Mr. Goldstein said though the sport was a
new one and yet to attain an Olympic status, there were prospects that it would
be considered at the 2024 Olympic Games in France.
He said Ghana had been given recognition by
the IWWF and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to introduce and
practice the sport, hence the need to give them the necessary support to grow
According to Mr. Goldstein the international
federation was ready to provide equipment for the establishment of the sport in Ghana.
Twumasi commended Mr. Godstein for his initiative adding that, his
outfit would provide the necessary support for the introduction of the sport in
“What you need to do now is to ensure that
you go through the necessary processes to formalise the Association in Ghana.
“You must make sure that you go through the
necessary registration process at the Registrar-General Department and with the
NSA as well, to be given full recognition.
“After these processes your sport would be
considered in annual plans and budgetary considerations, which would be
presented to the Minister of Youth and Sports and parliament,” he added.
Prof. Twumasi urged the interim leadership
of the Waterski and Wakeboard Association of Ghana to work hard to make the dream