Volta Region will hold its first ever Sports Awards ceremony in recent times to reward dedicated sports performers and stakeholders in the region.
The maiden Volta Sports Awards which will be held on December 29, 2018, at the Aborigines Beach Resort in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, was launched last Friday.
The collaborative initiative between the Aborigines Sports Promotion and the National Sports Authority (NSA), Volta Region will present winners with attractive cash and other prizes as rewards.
The full list of nominees for categories which include Sports Personality of the Year, Sports Discipline of the Year, Footballer of the Year, Sports Coach of the Year, Boxer of the Year, Handball Player of the Year, Beach Soccer Player of the Year, Tennis Player of the Year, Sports Journalist of the Year (Print, Radio and Online) and Sports Administrator of the Year, will soon be out.
Aside the outlined categories, major sports development partners, Aborigines Sports Promotions and the Volta Regional Sports Authority will also be awarded at the ceremony.
The public is expected to have 60 per cent stake in the determination of winners through text messages, with the Awards Planning Committee getting 40 per cent.
The Chief Executive Officer of Aborigines Sports Promotions, Mitch Woolams, in a speech read on his behalf, emphasised the relevance of honouring sports men and women of the region, hence the awards initiative with the Regional Sports Authority.
He assured of the sustenance of the awards and indicated that challenges of the maiden edition will help improve subsequent editions.
Director, Volta Regional Sports Authority, Mr Kwame Amponfi Jnr. in launching the Award said, “rewards and sanctions are two critical stimulants of accelerated performance in any given venture and sports is no exception.”
“Again, the limited Central Government Funds for the activities of the Authority which include rewards like awards explain my appetite for progressive public-private partnerships towards achieving laudable goals such as the one at stake,” he added.
Mr Amponfi Jnr commended Aborigines Sports Promotions for the holy alliance reached with the Authority for the sustenance of the Volta Sports Awards.
Expected to grace the ceremony are high profile personalities, including the acting Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Mr Abdul-Majeed Bawah and the Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa.