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SWAG INAUGURATES EASTERN REGION BRANCH, DEDICATED TO EMPOWER SPORTS JOURNALIST IN GHANA

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The Eastern Regional Branch of the Sports Writers’ Association of Ghana (SWAG) has been inaugurated in Koforidua, with a new leadership to steer the affairs of the infant regional body.
The inauguration brought about 50 sports writers and broadcasters from some major towns in the region including Nkawkaw, Afram Plains, Somanya, Kade, Nsawam, Koforidua, etc
The launch which was held at the Conference Hall of Bedtime Hotel witnessed an enthusiastic event which was conducted by President Kwabena Yeboah and members of the National Executive Council.
The National Executive Council, led by President Kwabena Yeboah launched the association announcing the new officers who will steer the association for the next two years.
The Eastern Region which boasts of a vibrant sports media from radio, television and print is the fifth biggest in the media landscape in Ghana with about 37 radio stations, four television stations with correspondents for the national newspapers and portals.
The interim Regional Executives of the Eastern Region branch have since been inducted into office and shall be chaired by Kwaku Sarpong Sarkodie with Eugene Kumi as his vice.
The rest of the interim ExCo include Kwesi Baah Duodu as the General Secretary, Israel Osei Asante – Deputy Secretary, Ferdinand Akuffo – Treasurer, Kenneth Oliver and Ben Akoto as Organiser and ExCo Member respectively.
General Secretary of SWAG, Charles Osei Asibey hinted that SWAG will in the coming days months move to inaugurate the Western and Northern Regions in making sure all practicing sports journalist come under one umbrella.”
SWAG, the umbrella body for sports journalist in the country has been in existence for over 50 years and currently have inaugurated branches in Bono, Ashanti and the Volta Regions.
SWAG is noted for honouring sports excellence annually through the SWAG Awards and the SWAG Cup which is often contested for by the top football clubs in Ghana annually.
The Eastern Regional inauguration was graced by Chief Executive of Ghana Free Zones Authority Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi and MCE for New Juabeng South Hon. Ike Apau Gyasi and was supported by Joy Industries Ltd, Total 2 and Bedtime Hotel
Source : www.swagghana.com

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