“We could not meet all our 2015 objectives”- GOC boss Francis Dodoo

Wednesday 23rd December , 2015 8:13 am

President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo, says the entity could not meet all its targets for the 2015 calendar year.

The GOC has been supervising activities of the various sporting federations (with the exception of football) this year in relation to their activities.

According to Prof. Dodoo, some of the objectives for the year were met.

“This year, we put some things on our action plan to do. We wanted to work on finance, medicine and anti-doping.

We did some work on those areas and what we are hoping to do is to get the concurrence of the Sports Ministry and the National Sports Authority to put our ideas into action because the GOC cannot do it alone,” he said in an interview with Citi Sports on the sidelines of the GOC’ Annual Congress held in Accra last Friday.

“We also sought to work on the autonomy of the sporting federations and we have begun talking in that direction.”

However, he went on to reveal that the GOC had not done enough in the area of gender equality in 2015 and the body would seek to put in more effort to improve the situation.

“We did not really do much to improve the gender equality aspect of our work as the GOC and at the level of the sporting federations.

We have made a commitment to have more female representatives in next year’s GOC Congress. We hope that all our federations will take up the challenge and have more females in their groups. That is how we can achieve our targets.”



By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana