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KOFI ADDO AGYEKUM EULOGIZE EAGLE EXTRA STOUT FOR SUPPORTING ARMWRESTLING

Vice President of the Ghana Armwrestling Federation, Mr. Kofi Addo-Agyekum has eulogised Accra Brewery Limited for their investment inthe least financed sports such as Armwrestling, Inter-schools athletics, Club Soccer etc. For us at the Armwrestling Federation, a huge developmental burden has been taken off us and we’re thankful to Eagle Extra Stout.

He made this statement ahead of  scheduled Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Kumasi.

Dubbed ‘The Ashanti Challenge’, this event has already been to the Western, Eastern and the Brong Regions with the objective of encouraging participation.

The Ashanti event which is opened to the general public (men and women 18 years and above in 6 weight categories) will also serve as a platform for crowning the best Armwrestlers in the Ashanti Region who may eventually be drafted into the national team.

Janet and Son’s spot at Krofuom, a suburb of Kumasi will host the event which has already generated a “wrangle over” as two of Ghana’s best Derrick Kwakye aka “Asoka” and Mark Antwi the “Punisher” are hotly billed to encounter each other to settle on who is the best puller in the country.

The Ashanti Challenge is expected to be the biggest and most attended per the anxiety by players and patrons as registration is free for players who will be drawn from the gyms, keep fit clubs, security services, tertiary institutions and the general community.

GAF and Eagle Extra Stout will ahead of the June 22 event take Armwrestling to the communities with friendly battles in selected training gyms and drinking spots/bars around Amakom, Bantamq, Kejetia, Suntreso, Patase, Dechemso and other areas within and outside Kumasi all directed at sensitizing the Communities and would-be players for the Ashanti Challenge.

The Eagle Extra Stout Armwrestling Challenge is a collaboration between the Ghana Armwrestling Federation (GAF) and Eagle Extra Stout brand, a full flavoured and satisfying stout from Accra Brewery Ltd.

The brand manager of Eagle Extra Stout from ABL, Mr. John Baptist Akado has indicated that the marriage with GAF has been successful and have confirmed that the company will continue to engage in the development and promotion of Armwrestling thus, hinting that the next stop will be in the Upper East Region.

Awesome prizes ranging from trophy, cash, products from sponsors are available for grabs by winners.

KOFI ADDO-AGYEKUM GRATEFUL TO SWAG

KOFI ADDO-AGYEKUM GRATEFUL TO SWAG

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kofikrom Pharmacy, Kofi Addo Agyekum has expressed his gratitude to the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) for honouring him and his company at the just ended SWAG Awards night.

He and his management thanked SWAG and the organisers for recognising their contribution to the development of sports in the country.

As a growing business, we decided to adopt and grow with the supposed least financed sports and this award will motivate and inspire us to do more for the growth of sports in the country and we admonish other corporate institutions to emulate our model by at least adopting one sporting federation and give them the needed support.

The 44th MTN SWAG Awards Night saw deserving sportsmen and women as well as corporate bodies and individuals who have supported the development of sports in the year under review being honoured.

Mr Kofi Addo-Agyemkum and Kofikrom Pharmacy have over the years been very supportive of the growth and development of sports in the country especially the least financed sports.

Through their K-Balm ointment and T-20 medicine, they have supported federations like Armwrestling, Weightlifting and the recently held Akyim Oda Marathon.

The citation presented to Kofikrom Pharmacy by SWAG read, “In a country where minority sports struggle to get funding, Kofikrom Pharmacy you have bucked the trend.

You have invested in the development and promotion of arm wrestling since 2016 and singularly sponsoring Ghana’s participation in the 2018 World Armwrestling Championship.

For your remarkable contribution to the growth of arm wrestling in Ghana, SWAG confers on you Kofikrom Pharmacy this special award.”

In a related development, Mr Kofi Addo-Agyekum won Most Promising Entrepreneur Award at the Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Awards organised by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana held at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.

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KOFI ADDO-AGYEKUM ELECTED VICE CHAIRMAN OF AFRICA PHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATION

The Chief Executive of Kofikrom Pharmacy, Mr. Kofi Addo-Agyekum has been elected the Vice Chairman of the Africa Pharmaceutical Distribution Association (APDA).

Mr. Kofi Addo-Agyekum, a Founding Member/National Executive Council Member of the Chamber of Pharmacy, Ghana was elected at the end of APDA’s 3rd Constituent Assembly in Casablanca, Morocco.

The appointment of Mr. Addo-Agyekum was unanimous based on his rich experience in the pharmaceutical business. As former Managing Director of Kama Health Services and General Manager of the Kama Group, Kofi Addo-Agyekum led the former company to become a Ghana Club 100 Company.

He has delivered key presentations and led many pharmaceutical symposia across the globe championing the course of the industry and has 31 branded generic pharmaceutical products registered under the FDA which are accessible nationwide.

Kofi Addo-Agyekum was adjudged the Most Promising Entrepreneur 2018 at the Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Awards and was also honored with a Special Award and citation by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) at the recently held SWAG Awards night . He is a Founding Member and National Executive Council Member of the Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana. He is the Chairman of the Global Fund Initiative of the Private Sector Co-payment Mechanism for Malaria management, Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Member of Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association, Member of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Member of the Suhyen Citizens Association. He is currently the National Vice President and Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Ghana Arm-wrestling Federation.

He brings his wealth of knowledge unto the Africa Pharmaceutical Distribution Association which has been formed to address all strategic and advocacy issues on pharmaceutical supply chain in Africa engaging consultants from the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW) to ensure that the foundations of the APDA were properly laid in accordance with experience and internationally approved principles and best practices. ADPA’s objective is to participate in the promotion and development of universal standards among African populations in the pharmaceutical distribution sector in particular and the Health sector in general.