Ghana has signed a protocol agreement with the Africa Union (AU) which provides the framework for the hosting of the 2023 African Games, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the African Games, Dr. Kweku Ofori Asare has disclosed.
It is also the legal document binding the host country and the AU which gives Ghana the impetus to host the Games.
“Without the protocol agreement, it is practically impossible for Ghana to host the Games. We had to go back and forth to get it signed. We are happy it has finally been endorsed for us to go ahead with the plans to host the Games,” he stated.
He said, Ghana’s High Commission to Ethiopia, Amma Twum-Amoah signed the agreement on behalf of the country.
“Though work has started already, the door is now open for the greater works to commence as Ghana is set to make a mark with hosting the African Games,” he said.
In addition, he said, a creative identity manual which incorporates the mascot, logo and all branding activities for the Games was also approved by the AU.
Consequently he said, the mascot and logo for the Games would soon be launched by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE