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Joe Lartey was a true patriot and a champion of Ghanaian sports, Mustapha Ussif.


In a sober and emotional ceremony, executives and patrons of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and the family of the late Joe Lartey, a veteran sports journalist, paid a condolence visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif, to officially announce the passing of their beloved colleague and family member.

The delegation, led by SWAG President, Mr. Kwabena Yeboah had Patron Gifty Anna Myers, Vice President Evelyn Nsiah Asare, Deputy General Secretary Kenneth Odeng Adade, and accompanied by children of Joe Lartey, and other family members, called on the Sports Minister at his office in Accra on Tuesday to break the news of Joe Lartey’s untimely demise.

Hon. Mustapha Ussif, visibly moved by the news, expressed his deepest condolences to the family and the sports fraternity, describing Joe Lartey as a dedicated and passionate sports journalist who served the nation with distinction.

“Joe Lartey was a true patriot and a champion of Ghanaian sports. His contributions to the development of sports in Ghana are immeasurable, and his legacy will live on forever,” the Minister said.

The SWAG President, Mr. Kwabena Yeboah, praised the Minister for his support to the sports fraternity and requested his assistance in giving Joe Lartey a befitting farewell.

The visit was a poignant reminder of the impact Joe Lartey had on Ghanaian sports and the lives he touched through his work. His memory will continue to inspire generations of sports journalists and enthusiasts.

The evergreen Joe Lartey who was the first President of SWAG, passed on to glory on Aoril 26, 2024 at the age of 97.

May his soul rest in peace.

Source : www.swagghana.com


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