The Sports Development Committee of the opposition National Democratic Congress under the broad leadership of the LAB has donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Youth National Cycling teams of the Ghana Cycling Federation at the ongoing Africa Road Championship.
The donation is part of the efforts of the party to empower lesser-known sports in the country.
The committee, led by its chairman, Professor Joshua Alabi urged the sports persons to work hard towards bringing more laurels to the country.
He pledged the commitment of the National Democratic Congress to lesser-known sports especially cycling in the next Mahama-led administration.
On her part, Hon. Akua Sena Dansua, a former Minister of Sports and a member of the committee urged the sports persons to remain disciplined and also invest for their retirements since the current government has no retirement policy for sports persons.
She further urged the Ghanaian public to patronise lesser-known sports, especially the ongoing 19th edition of Africa road cycling and Para-cycling road championship which ends on 17th February 2023.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Federation, the Secretary General, Mr. Shaaban Mohammed thanked the National Democratic Congress for its commitment to sports development in the country and promised the donation will be used to inject more energy into sports development.
He added that the donation is the first evidence of solidarity with the team and urged all to emulate the example of the donors.
He took advantage of the occasion to inform the general public that, Ghana got the nod to host the African Championship last year and has committed itself to living up to the billing.
He indicated that twenty-two countries registered for the competition with 205 cyclists participating. Both the male and female youth teams won bronze medals in the competition.
The sports development committee of the National Democratic Congress is the think tank under the LAB with the responsibility of evaluating previous sports policies of the country in a bid to create a power-ready sports policy for the party come 2024.