Dr. Gifty Oware-Mensah, owner of women’s premier league club Berry Ladies, has been named Director of Marketing for the first-ever Africa Paralympic Games, which will take place in Accra from September 3-11, 2023.

The football administrator is the only woman in the 10-member Local Organization Committee (LOC) inaugurated by the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif on Friday, February 24, 2023, at the headquarters of the African Paralympic Committee (AfPC) Secretariat in Accra.

Mrs. Oware-Mensah who also serves as Vice President of Berekum Chelsea and Deputy Executive Director of National Service Secretariat will work under the chairmanship of Dr. Chris Boadu Mensah and will work closely with the Director of Sports at the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, who will serve as Director of Sports for the event.

Among other things, she will be expected to lead the promotion and advertising activities of the committee to raise awareness about the games

The historic multi-sport Para events will involve Amputee Football, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Goal ball, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.

The events which will also serve as qualification for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris will feature 36 African countries including; Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon, Senegal, Egypt, Cape Verde, Mali, Guinea, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Benin Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Eritrea, Burundi, South Africa, Comoros, Nigeria, Sao Tome, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Botswana, Gabon, Sudan, Rwanda, Liberia, Togo, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco and Central African Republic have confirmed participation.

Here is full list of the membership of the Local Organising Committee (LOC)

  1. Dr. Chris Boadi-Mensah-Chairman,
  2. Bella Bello Bitugu-Director of Sports,
  3. Juliana Addo-Yobo -Legal Director
  4. Reks Brobby -Director of Operations Services
  5. Henry Tachie-Menson –Director
  6. Saddick Adams-Communications
  7. Gifty Afia Oware Aboagye- Director of Marketing
  8. Osman Ali -Director of Finance
  9. Eric Kissi -Member of NPC Ghana
  10. Dr. Hayat Khattab -Member of AfPC.

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