Accra, March 16 (IANS) Ben Nunoo Mensah, who heads the Ghana Weightlifting Federation, was elected the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC).
He received 33 votes to beat his main challenger, incumbent Professor Francis Dodoo, who is the President of the country's athletics association. He garnered 28 votes at the GOC congress here on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.
Mensah was a former Treasurer of the GOC and one-time chef de mission for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
He is the sixth president of the Olympic Committee to serve a four-year term in office.
Other elected 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 Vic President, and Raymond Quarcoo as Assistant Secretary General.
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.