The Upper East Regional Taekwondo Association have sworn into Office their newly elected Executives on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
They were sworn into office by Rev. Samuel Annor, the National Chairman Of Para Taekwondo, an Executive Council Member and former chairman of the Bono Taekwando Association.
Speaking to the media after swearing in the Executives, Rev. Samuel Annor said; “over the years, for some reasons and some court injunctions, the federation has not been able to organise regional elections, but by the grace of God, the suit for the injunction has been withdrawn and the regions have elected their executives and I’m here in Bolga to induct and swear into office the newly elected executives.”
“As I said earlier, there was a court injunction on the National executive board and for the fear of being charged for the contempt of court, the National Executives could not go round the regions to conduct and induct the newly elected executives but the injunction was withdrawn. That has given the National Executives the mandate to go round to swear in elected executives. The Korean Ambassador’s cup is just around the corner and the National election is also just on Friday, so until the executives are inducted into office they are not qualified for the elections. For the tournament, I want to believe that now that they have been sworn in, they will use their mandate to develop Taekwandoo in the Districts and the Region at large.”
“I believe the electorates will speak, for the good works done by the National Executives by promoting Taekwando and Para Taekwondo,” he said.
He added that he knows athletes are excited and he wants to believe that, they are going to have a very fantastic tournament. The Korean Ambassador’s Cup, Rev. Annor said, will give Ghana Taekwondo Federation the platform to select athletes for the 2023 All African games in Ghana and also be a platform for athletes to showcase their skills, talents and energy for selection into the National team.
“The two-year’s absence of the tournament, mind you, has an effect on the athletes but now the championship is back, if an athlete is selected I believe they will be well trained by the National coaches before the 2023 All African Games.”
He, therefore, used the platform to urge all and sundry to patronise Taekwando as it puts projects Ghana.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Aduko Cletus Akosah|Bolgatanga|Ghana