Accra Technical University Inaugurates Local Organising Committee For 2019 GHATUSA Games

The Ghana Technical Universities Sports Association (GHATUSA) Games for next year will commence on the 1st to 10th February 2019. The Accra Technical University is hosting the 2019 GHATUSA Games which will see all the Technical Universities and the two Polytechnics converge in Accra to compete in various sporting disciplines. To this end, the Acting Vice- Chancellor of Accra Technical University, Professor Edmund Ameko, inaugurated a thirteen - member committee, comprising ten men and three women as Local Organising Committee (LOC) last Wednesday on ATU Campus on behalf of the president of GHATUSA Games, who is also the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Koforidua Technical University, Mrs Professor Smile Gavua Dzisi. TheLOC which is headed by Mr. Martin Owusu Amoamah as its Chairman, will steer the affairs of these games next year.
Other members are Ms.Joyce Brako, Secretary and Mr.Amos Ninson, Treasurer. The rest of the members of the LOC and their functions are indicated in the table below.

 

S/N

FUNCTIONAL AREA

CORE MEMBERSHIP (CHAIRPERSONS)

1

Accreditation

Mr. Samuel Sundong

2

Catering & Feeding

Mrs. Vida Doku

3

Ceremonies & Protocol

Dr. Ernest Winful

4

Games & Competition Management

Mr. Seth Allotey

5

Media & Communication

Miss Fausta K. Ganaa

6

Marketing & Sponsorship

Mr. Gorkel Obro-Adibo

7

Medical & Medication

Dr. Imam Abdul Moomin

8

Security

Mr. Robert Kyei

9

Transport

Mr. Daniel Larbi

10

Venue, Facility, Equipment, Games Village, Officials Accommodation & Sanitation

Prof. Amevi Acakpovi

Professor Ameko urged the LOC and the Technical Committee Members to work hard to ensure the success of next year’s sports festival and also make it possible for ATU to emerge the overall winners in the games, adding ‘we must host and win’.
The GHATUSA Technical Committee Chairman, Mr. Princeworth K.D. Anane, and his Technical Committee Members were present at the inauguration.

The last GHATUSA Games, which was hosted by the Bolgatanga Polytechnic in April,2017 saw Accra Technical University crowned champions followed by Kumasi Technical University, Takoradi Technical University and Koforidua Technical University respectively. Next year’s competition will have nine events to be competed for by all the eight (8) Technical Universities and two Polytechnics. These are:

  1. Athletics
  2. Badminton
  3. Basketball
  4. Football
  5. Handball
  6. Table Tennis
  7. Taekwondo
  8. Tennis
  9. Volleyball

The Ghana Technical University Sports Association Games among others aims at fostering unity among its students as well as making the universities a breeding ground for unearthing good sporting talents. It started some eleven years ago and was formerly called Ghana Polytechnic Sports Association (GHAPSA). The name of the association however changed to GHATUSA in 2016 to depict their new status, following the successful passage of the Technical Universities Bill into Law, Act 2016 (Act 922) which saw eight out of the ten Polytechnics in Ghana being converted intoTechnical Universities. The remaining two Polytechnics, Wa and Bolgatanga, in spite of still being Polytechnics, are part of the GHATUSA Games pending their conversion to Technical University status in the future.
The hosting of the GHATUSA Games rotates among all the Technical Universities and Polytechnics and it comes off once every two years.