AMA endorses Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has ad­opted the Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon (AIHM) as part of activities marking the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Assembly.

Mrs Elizabeth Sackey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMA gave the endorsement at a meeting with the organisers of the event at her office last week.

According to the Metropolitan Chief Executive, they were im­pressed with the organisation of the maiden edition last year, hence the decision to adopt the event which also forms part of activities celebrating the Homowo festival of the people of Ga.

She said the 125th anniversary of the AMA was a year-long plan, and the race would be incorporat­ed into the list of activities for the anniversary.

According to Mrs Sackey, they would provide the organisers with the necessary support to hold a successful event.

Mr Henri Senyo Penni, General Manager of Medivents Consult – organisers of the event expressed appreciation to the AMA for the support and the decision to adopt the event as part of the historic 125th anniversary celebrations.

He said they were delighted with the support provided in the last race and looked forward to having more support from the city authority.

The Accra Inter-City Homowo Marathon is part of activities marking the annual Homowo festival.

It is fixed for Saturday, July 29, from the Accra Sports Stadium through some principal streets to the Mantse Agbonaa, James Town.

After a successful maiden edi­tion, the organisers have decided to introduce 10 and five Kilome­ters categories in addition to the flagship 21-Kilometers. —GNA

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