By Alex Osei-Boateng ACCRA, (Xinhua) --
The president of the Ghana Weightlifting
Federation Ben Nunoo Mensah was elected president of the Ghana
Olympic Committee (GOC) on Wednesday.
He received 33 votes
to beat his main challenger, incumbent professor Francis Dodoo,
president of the country’s athletics association, who garnered
28 votes at the GOC congress in Accra.
Mensah was a former
treasurer of the GOC and one-time chef de mission for the 2014
Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
He becomes the sixth
president of the Olympic Committee, to serve a four-year term in
members include: Paul Atchoe as first vice president, incumbent
Richard Akpokavi retaining his position as secretary general,
Frederick Otoo Lartey as treasurer, Theophilus Wilson Edzi as
deputy treasurer, Michael Nunoo as second vice president, Evans
Yeboah as third vice-president, and Raymond Quarcoo as assistant
Five representatives for Olympic sport, one representative for
non-Olympic sport, one for national federations affiliated to
the GOC as well as three other members were also elected.