Nana Kobina Nketia V to be SWAG special guest

NANA Kobina Nketia V, Omahene of Essikado traditional area, will be the Special Guest of Honour at the 40th Edition of MTN-SWAG Awards night, scheduled for the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra on Saturday, October 3.

The respected traditional ruler, will make his second appearance at the prestigious event, after playing a similar role in the 36th edition, four years ago.

A statement from the secretariat of SWAG said, Nana Nketia is expected to grace the occasion with his rich experience in contemporary national issues, including sports.

The Omanhene of Essikado Traditional areas will also use the opportunity to speak on the theme “The search for sustainable funding for sports; the role of the private sector”.

This is against the background of funding challenges confronting the development and promotion of sports in Ghana.

Nana Nketia, was an active sportsman during his secondary school days at Mfantsipim School and competed in javelin, shot put and long jump. He also played cricket and was a member of the hockey team.

He once captained the school football team and was in 1971 honoured as Sportsman of the Year at Mfantsipim School.

On the academic field, Nana Nketia, holds a degree in History from the University of Ghana and PhD in African History at the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

He chaired the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, a member of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and a former member of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

By Times Sports Reporter

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