A Communiqué sent to Ghana on Tuesday January 4th said, ”following a meeting with Ghana on 8th November 2010 at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, we wish to inform you that we have not received the letter we were expecting from your relevant authorities with respect in particular to the progress in the revision of the Sports legislation in Ghana as per our previous exchanges.”
The one page Communiqué signed by Pere Miro, IOC Relations Director and copied to the IOC’s Chief of Staff was address to Mrs. Ellen Serwaa Nee-Whang Ghana’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Australia.
The IOC regrettably confirm that the situation will be reported to the next IOC Executive Board which will take place on 12-13 January 2011 for appropriate measures and decisions vis-à-vis the Ghana Olympic Committee in accordance with the Olympic Charter.
For a year now, Ghana has been dialoging with the IOC to end the impasse that has engulfed the Ghana Olympic Committee on who has the mandate to lead the movement. This has resulted from stand-off in the GOC following the June 30 2009 General Assembly which saw the election of Professor Francis Dodoo as President of the Committee to replace Benson Tongo Baba.
The IOC has subsequently drawn a road map for Ghana to include the passage of the Sports Bill currently before Cabinet.