LAWRENCE EDEM KWASHIE
Lawrence is the Founder, Chairman and President of Waterski and Wakeboard Association Ghana, the organization he founded together with Ms Barnes and Mr Uwe Goldstein, GWWA (Waterski and Wakeboard Association Ghana) is a sports company which is the Governing Body responsible for Waterskiing and Wakeboarding Sports development in Ghana. A body which has been structured as a sports discipline based organization that reflects the operation of the sport within all regions of the country. The skieir's rope and handle are pulled by an electrically -driven cable. The GWWA is tasked to develop and promote towed water sports in Ghana and it is affiliated to International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) as the National Governing Body.
The concept of this Sports initiative started in the year 2018 in Ghana, where Lawrence made strides into exploring the positive music of change in developing this sport in the country. Mr. Uwe Goldstein who was deeply interested in developing the sports in Ghana, Africa and other parts of the world, introduced this sport to Lawrence and MS Barnes. Lawrence then put his energy into partnering with him to bring this exciting, and highly beneficial sports to Ghana. ( WATERSKI AND WAKEBOARD ASSOCIATION GHANA In same year 2018, a member of the Directors and co-founder Ms. Barnes was invited by International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) as a VIP guest to Aqaba- Jordan World Cup on 8th of May 2018 to witness and also show the possibilities introducing the sport into country, city and the world community which was done with the unrelenting support of Uwe Goldstein who is the chairman in charge of the development committee of International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF).
Waterski and Wakeboard Association Ghana was granted Membership into International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation Congress Held in Malaysia 15th August 2019 with International Certificate. In 2019 the organization was also giving the recognition letter from National Sports Authority Ghana to carry this kind of sports in the country in accordance with the mission and role at national level, that is, to participate in sporting activities to promote peace, develop men and women in sport and to discover talents to promote Water sports in Ghana.
On the Administration front, of Waterski & Wakeboard Association Ghana, Lawrence is the Commander in Chief and Head of Organization for the leadership, In line with his position, direction and co-ordination of the activities of the Association is carried on. He is passionate about development, growth and connection of the body in Ghana to its mother body (IWWF). Being self aware and egoless in his leadership and relationships is a skill he continues to master throughout his continued development. He stands for development, a positive culture and strong organizational values: Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Innovation and Courage.