Meet Miss Farida Ayishatu Iddriss – Administrative Manager of the Ghana Olympic Committee

Meet Miss Farida Ayishatu Iddriss – Administrative Manager of the Ghana Olympic Committee

Farida Ayishatu Iddrissu5

Miss Farida Ayishatu Iddriss, a graduate with masters in sports ethics and integrity has been appointed as the new Administrative Manager at the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) / Commonwealth Games Ghana following the election of a new executive board in the second term of President Ben Nunoo Mensah.

She will work closely with the Secretary General running the daily activities as head / supervisor of the administrative staff of the Committee and secretariat.

She will also be in charge of Olympic Solidarity for the GOC and accreditation entries officer when Ghanaian sportsmen and officials are traveling for international competition.

Miss Iddriss comes into the job with enthusiasm and ready to discharge her dynamism, by ensuring that the presence and contributions of the national sports federations are felt.

Farida Ayishatu Iddrissu3

The Treasurer of the Ghana Swimming Federation (GSF) who is also an Executive member onto the Confederation of African Nations Amateur (CANA) Zone 2 Executive Board which consists of 22 West and Central African countries comes to the GOC with some amount of experience in international programmes organization and implementation.

She is also a world swimming referee for the Federation International De Natation (FINA), an accolade she earned in 2015, which she combines with the love of football, the passion of the nation.

Her hobbies are cooking and traveling. The food she loves most is banku and pepper or okro soup.

She believes it is about time that females play a part in the management and administration of sports, and feels proud that the Ghana Swimming Federation has many ladies on their executive board as compared to others.

Her wish is to work with the vision of the new board and involve all the national federations in the activities of the GOC, as well as promises a vibrant sports body that would be make an impact in the world.

With the support of her committed, creative and coherent staff, she hopes to transform Ghana Sports at the international level by co operating with other National Olympic Committees (NOCs),various committees of the GOC and the newly formed media attaches as positive communications is key and imperative to the progress of any organisation.

She believes in the development of athletes is vital, and provision of adequate infrastructure by government as well as support from the corporate world is essential.

Her idol and inspirer is Marisol Casado, president of world triathlon federation and head of the IOC Women’s Commission.

By Sammy Heywood Okine