National Paralympic Committee holds Emergency meeting ahead of Games
6/8/2012 8:30:20 PM -
Accra, June 08, GNA - The National Paralympic Committee has in concert with the Ghana Cycling Federation and the National Council on Persons with Disability-NCPD held an emergency meeting towards the preparations of the Para athletes who will be representing Ghana at the London Paralympics Games from 29th August to 9th September.
The road-map meeting also included a proposed meeting with the Director General of the National Sports Authority, Mr. Wolanyo Agra and conclude a final meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Clement Kofi Humado.
So far four Para athletes have qualified for the Games ---Alem Mumuni-Paracycling, Charles Narh-Powerlifting, Nkegbe Botsyo and Anita Fordjour all in athletics. Two more are expected from Athletics to make up the Team Ghana.
Present at the meeting were the President of the Ghana Cycling Federation, Mr. Sahnoon Mohammed; Executive Director of the National Council on Persons with Disability, Mr. Max Vardon; Bishop Adja Coffie, President of National Paralympic Committee; Teye Doku, Vice President of Ghana Cycling Federation; Williams Kyei, Secretary General of Ghana Cycling Federation; Ignatius Elletey, Secretary General of National Paralympic Committee; Wilson Agbesi, Sports Development Officer of NCPD; Mr. Kuku Dzane, National Treasurer of Disabled Sports Association and Dennis Kweku Moore, Director of Communications, Ghana Cycling Federation.
The successful meeting was also geared towards ensuring the smooth preparations and made an appeal from various corporate bodies for assistance.
Meanwhile, the Committee has extended its appreciation to the efforts of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Authority and local based NGO-Right to Dream's -massive assistance towards the preparations of the para athletes.