Message from the Honorable Minister for Youth and Sports, Ghana

Minister for Youth and Sports and MP for YAGABA-KUBORI Constituency, North East Region.

The unique opportunity offered us to host and organize the 13th African Games, Accra 2023 in Ghana, will continue the tradition established in 1965 in Congo Brazzaville with the first All- African Games.

I would like to pay glowing tribute to the nations that have kept the tradition going for all these years.

Ghana, as a founding member of the Games, has participated in all previous ones. I believe the time is overdue for Ghana to play host to the rest of Africa in 2023.

On behalf of the Government and the People of Ghana, I would like to assure the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Union Sport Council (AUSC), the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), and indeed the whole of Africa that Ghana is ready, willing and more than capable to host and organize a very successful and memorable Games, come 2023. To this end, I would like to thank the right owners as well as the organizers of the event for favorably considering Ghana’s candidature to host and organize the 2023 African Games.

I strongly believe that the African Games remain one of the flagship continental events that has shaped the norms of Africans through the positive values of sports such as tolerance, honesty, fair play, peaceful coexistence, adherence to the rule of law and the commitment to build peaceful and democratic societies.

A Continental Sporting Event of this size cannot be organized without the support of institutions, sponsors and individuals. My Ministry shall therefore collaborate with all relevant stakeholders and individuals even as we seek to deliver a very unique, successful and memorable re-branded 13th African Games.

Ministry of Youth And Sports

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Members of the Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare

Executive Chairman

The Chairman of the LOC holds a Doctorate Degree in Political Economy and a Post Doctorate in Business Management. He holds two Masters degrees in Public Administration (MPA) and World Trade and Development.

Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Sport development and Sport for development expert. Former acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Council. Served on many international Sport governing bodies including the United Nations and the Commonwealth. Former Director of the Universitiy of Ghana Sport Directorate and former Technical advisor of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Reks Brobby

Deputy Chief Operating Officer (DCOO)

Olympian, an accomplished Sports Events Organizer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer during the 26th Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008, member of the Adidas Ghana Franchise Team and University of Ghana Sports Ambassador.

Dr. Beatrice Dwumfour Williams


Clinical Psychologist and University Lecturer. She is a Board Member of the National Sports Authority

Eva Okyere


Ghanaian Sports Broadcaster and Lawyer. A product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism with over twenty years of experience as a sports broadcaster and writer, Eva is a pioneer in female sports journalism in Ghana and remains one of the foremost in the field and a role model for upcoming female sports journalists. She is currently, the head of litigation at the law offices of Ghartey & Ghartey, in Accra.

Joyce Datsa


Sports Development Officer of the National Sports Authority. Currently the Regional Sports Director in Oti Region

Dan Kwaku Yeboah


Kwaku is a renowned Sports Journalist. He is the Head of Sports for Despite Media and Former Spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association’s Normalization Committee.

Ahmed Osumanu


Communications Consultant, a trained journalist and an Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner ( Expert in Meditation and Negotiation)

Ben Nunoo Mensah


President of Ghana Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Association of Ghana.



Samson Deen is the President of the African Paralympic Committee and the National Paralympic of Ghana. Samson is an instrumental key player in the sports and tourism industry.

Kwesi Mantey


The Local Organising Committee for the 13th African Games, Accra 2023 has the following mandate:

  • organise and host the 13th African Games, Accra 2023;
  • put the various sports under the program on equal terms and ensure that contests are held in accordance with the regulations;
  • erect and upgrade the necessary facilities: event sites, stadiums and training facilities;
  • provide food, transport and accommodation to athletes, their coaches and officials;
  • provide medical services;
  • provide the necessary logistics;
  • meet the media requirements;
  • organise cultural events;
  • draw the final report on the organisation and celebration of the Games