The Ghana Athletics Association will hold its first congress from April 23 to 25 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium Conference Hall in Kumasi after a constitutional reforms.
He said the congress is being held following the approval of the reviewed constitution of the association by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
The GAA Executive Secretary said based on the approval of the constitution by the IAAF, the international athletics governing body has agreed to financially support the organization of the general assembly, which is the highest decision making body of the GAA.
Mr. Agyei stated further that the positions which are to be contested for at the congress are the Executive Chairman, Executive Vice- Chairman, Organizing Secretary and Treasurer while other members would also be co-opted to form the various committees of the association.
He explained that with the coming into force of the new constitution of the GAA, apart from the position of the Executive Secretary, which is a permanent one and non-electable, the rest of the positions are to be contested for at the congress.
This, according to the GAA scribe, the designation of the General Secretary before the coming into force of the new constitution had been changed to Executive Secretary, adding that the new constitution of the GAA is to eliminate all forms of interference in the selection of the Executive Council of the association.
Mr. Agyei said each region would select two people to represent them at the congress while the GES, Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA), Ghana Polytechnic Sports Association (GHAPSA), Local Athletics Association, Foreign Athletics Association, National Athletics Coaches Association and the Security Services would also present two delegates each at the congress bringing the total number of delegates to 36.