One of the longest eSports serving organizations in Ghana, Esports Ghana, has announced that it will be electing a new set of leadership, which will be tasked with taking the organization to greater heights, during its virtual Esports Executive Conference which comes off on 1st August 2020.
The current leadership of Esports Ghana which is led by President Kwesi Hayford, a member of the eSports Federation of Africa council, has contributed massively to the growth of eSports in the country.
Among the outstanding achievements of the current Esports Ghana leadership include the establishment of PlayArena, an online gaming arena for gamers and Kiddie eSports to help kids’ involvement in gaming in the country. They have also organized several local and international tournaments geared towards improving eSports in the country.
The newly elected executives, who will have a tenure of 3 years, will thus have the responsibility of building on the legacy of their predecessors.
The elections for the new Esports Ghana leadership will be held during a stakeholder’s meeting on 1st August 2020 and interested persons can pick up nomination forms between now and July 6, 2020. The Esports Executive Conference will bring together stakeholders in the eSports community and Africa to have deliberations on the future of esports in Ghana.
Available portfolios for the elections include President, Vice President, Secretary-General (Female), Financial Secretary, Athletes and Players Community Manager, Business Development Manager, Digital, Technology, Innovation Manager, Education & Culture Manager, Health & Wellness Manager (Doctor), Technical Director – Tournaments, Technical Director – Media, Social Media Manager, International Relations and Communications, Games Development Manager, Legal Affairs Manager (Lawyer) University Esports Presidents, Regional Director.
Esports Ghana elections: Time for change
In an exclusive interview with the current President of Esports Ghana, Kwesi Hayford, he indicated that there was the need to restructure the leadership system of the organization hence the idea of the elections.
He said: “When the Association was formed we had only 4 members and the leadership has existed with just a few additions with no formal or official recognition of office.
“Now our membership is over 40 and there is the need to restructure the leadership and its operations to suit the times that we are in. It is also to bring in passionate individuals, experts and professionals in their career field to transfer their knowledge and experience to the association and serve the nation in developing esports as a socio-economic tool for national development”, he added.
Kwesi Hayford again indicated that portfolios such as Regional Directors, Game Developers Manager, Player community’s managers, Business Development Manager (Marketing) have all been added to the already existing portfolios.
He added that the addition is to help the organization “adapt to new trends and build capacity in human resource to effectively discharge the mandate of developing Esports in Ghana”.