Gifty Oware-Mensah, the bankroller of Ghana Women's Premier League team Berry Ladies, has officially submitted her nomination forms to vie for the position of Women's Executive Council Representative within the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The football administrator solidified her aspirations by launching her campaign and formally presenting her forms at the GFA Secretariat on Thursday, August 10.
Having filed her nomination a few days prior, Oware-Mensah commenced her campaign with an event held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel before proceeding to the GFA Secretariat.
During her campaign launch, she outlined her vision for women's football, emphasizing the development of grassroots initiatives, talent identification, and fostering female leadership within the sport.
Oware-Mensah highlighted her commitment to elevating women's football in Ghana, pledging to advocate for the creation of football academies and grassroots competitions across the nation to nurture young female talent.
She expressed her determination to inspire women to engage in all aspects of football, from playing and coaching to administration.
“I promise to be a vocal advocate, an attentive listener, and a proactive leader on the GFA Executive Council, advocating for the rights and aspirations of our remarkable female footballers,” Oware-Mensah stated during her campaign launch.
She outlined six key policies to drive her agenda for women's football, focusing on grassroots development, talent identification, marketing and sponsorship, national teams, league enhancement, and education.
Oware-Mensah's dedication to women's football has been evident over the years. She has contributed significantly to supporting various women's national teams, making donations to the Black Princesses and Black Queens as they prepared for important competitions.
Her involvement in the women's game earned her a nomination for CEO of the Year at the 2023 Ghana Football Awards in June.
The GFA's Elective Congress, where the final decision will be made, is scheduled to take place on September 27 in Tamale.