Ho based Social club, Club 50, in collaboration with SWAG-Volta honoured 2 Volta Region Heroes at the Conference room of GBC/VSR.
Prince Amartey, (a Gold and Bronze medalist at the 1965 all African Games) and Obed Mensah Aguadze, (a member of the Black Stars 1970 African cup of nations), were honoured by Club 50 and SWAG for their selfless service to Volta region and Ghana.
The rather short but memorable ceremony which was held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, saw prominent people from the Boxing and football fraternity. Also in attendance, were members of both SWAG-Volta and Club 50, together with family members and friends of both heroes.
While SWAG-Volta, which has been in existence for 14 days after their inauguration on February 1 presented the Heroes with a Citation each, Club 50 presented toiletries and a fat undisclosed amount of money each.
Chairman of SWAG Volta, Eric Eli Adzie expressed his excitement on being able to partner Club 50 for the honorarium. The Head of Sports at Volta Star Radio also promised to honour other heroes, dead or alive and are poised to establish an awarding system to appreciate sportsmen in the near future.
“The two who are currently celebrated today are not only regional Heroes, but national assets and deserves to be commended for the selfless dedication they offered the country and the region. We at SWAG Volta want to tell other heroes out there, that their restless efforts which seem to be forgotten will be located. We will appreciate and celebrate you. You have paid your quota and you won’t be a forgotten hero whether dead or alive.”
On his part, the Secretary of Club 50, (a group made up of men only), Mr Pi Bansah, reiterated that it is their responsibility to care, not only for such people but also for any vulnerable person in and outside the group or any other group of people in the society.
For them, the reason behind their gesture was to encourage the young, to emulate these heroes.
It is said, that a nation that doesn’t honour its people is not worth dying for. Prince Amartey, whose history is not in the minds of the current generation, will now have some respect for him when seen on the streets of Ho.
Obed Mensah Aguadze, currently in the wheelchair, is much known among his peers for his dribbling skills and nicknamed ‘BRAZIL’ in his days. He is noted for keeping his jersey still clean after matches.
Club 50, established in 1995 continues to offer help to the vulnerable in the Society, while SWAG monitors the successes of Sportsmen to honour them and also monitor the welfare of members.