Ghana’s first skeleton Olympian to promote his country admit difficult economy

Akwasi Frimpong
Akwasi Frimpong

The slowing global economy is impacting countries in different ways.

Ghana’s first skeleton Olympian, Akwasi Frimpong, wants to do use his likeness to impact his country’s economy in a positive way. Frimpong says he is not a big fan of traditional sponsorships where athletes just wear a logo on their chest. Frimpong is more about partnerships where, he says, the relationship has a stronger foundation and both parties work to help each other grow. Frimpong visited the company headquarters for Ghana Gas last week in the nation’s capital of Accra, as well as a gas plant in the Western region of Ghana.

His goal was to get a better understanding of how Ghana Gas operates and get to know the people who carry out the company’s mission“to contribute to Ghana’s Gas economic development… in a safe, cost effective, responsible and reliable manner to customers.”

Frimpong also used the opportunity to visit schools in the Ashanti Region in Kumasi, Ghana where he taught more than 600 kids ages 8-15 about the power of resilience and getting out of your comfort zone.

“I have proudly been wearing the Ghana National Gas Company logo on my skeleton suit since 2019. Their support has helped me break into the elite level of the sport, but I have always wanted to do more and with the current economy situation it’s a great opportunity to showcase Ghana Gas to the world and the difference they are making domestically and internationally.”

Frimpong is training and aiming for the 2026 Milano Cortina Winter Olympic Games after the 2022 Games when Covid prevented him from completing three qualification races.

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Ghana Gas Pictures by: Ghana National Gas Company

School pictures by; Arnold Aglo Arni

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