The Africa Table Tennis Federation (ATTF) has presented a special award to Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and three other personalities for their contributions to the successful organisation of the just-ended 2019 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)-Africa Juniors and Cadet Championship at the Trust Sports Emporium in Accra.
Other personalities honoured by the continental body included the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah; Mr Mawuko Afadzinu, President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) and his vice Mr Ken Ashigbey, a former Managing Director of the
Graphic Communications Group Limited for their contributions to the development of the sport in Ghana.
Mr Afadzinu received the plaque from ATTF Chief, Mr Khaled El Salty on behalf of Dr Bawumia and the sports minister.
Later, Mr Afadzinu expressed the hope that the honour to the Vice-President for his commitment to the sport would mark a turnaround in the fortunes of table tennis in the country.
“I hope and pray the relevant stakeholders and the government would take this honour done them by the ATTF to revamp the game and inject new capital into the development of the sport,” he stated.
He expressed gratitude to the ATTF for allowing Ghana host the championship and thanked its president for the honour bestowed on Dr Bawumia and Isaac Asiamah.