The 44th Sports Writers Association Ghana (SWAG) annual awards has been launched at the MTN head office in the early hours of this morning at Ridge with the theme “celebrating Sports Excellence”. The awards shall take place on the 11th of May, 2019 at the Accra international Conference center.
According to the treasurer of SWAG, Madam Rosalind Amoh, the purpose of the launch is to place emphasis on the 10 year partnership between MTN and SWAG, as well as have the presentation of a cheque of GHC 50,000.00 and products worth Ghc 10,000. She also added that over the years MTN has presented SWAG with amounts ranging from GHC 30,000,which was 2 years ago, GHC 40, 00,the following year,GHC 50,000 on the 43rd annual awards and subsequently GHC 60,000 for the 44th annual awards.
The awards however, is meant to pay homage to distinguished sports men and women and as stated by the President of SWAG, Mr.Kwabena Yeboah “A nation that doesn’t honor its heroes and heroines is not worth fighting for” hence the need to have the awards.
Present at the launch was the executive director of women in sports association (WISA) and member of SWAG, Madam Gloria Comodore, who shared her thoughts on the launch.
STORY BY IREANA GOMESH.