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03.04.2006 Sports News

Unique Trust gives to Weightlifters

By GNA

Accra, April 3, GNA - Unique Trust Financial Services (UT) has made a donation of 10 million cedis to the Ghana Weightlifting Association (GWA) for their exploits at the just ended Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

The donation is in recognition of the achievements of Majeti Fetrie whose gold medal was one of the two won by Ghana in the Games and an improvement upon their performance in the last All Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria in 2003, where the team won two silver medals and a bronze.

Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Chief Executive Officer of Unique Trust said the achievement made by Fetrie means that the nation can win more laurels if the determination and zeal exhibited by the lifters was emulated by other sport men and women in the country.

He said the company is considering lending more support to sports in the country and weightlifting will be one of the disciplines that will be given special attention.

The Chief Executive said the donation is also meant to serve as a moral booster for the lifters to go all out in the impending Africa and World Championship scheduled for Morocco and the Dominican Republic in October and November respectively.

Mr Johnson Cliff Aboagye, Chairman of the Association said his outfit is considering extending its talent hunt to the streets where he foresees a lot of medals in the "kayaye" and truck pushers as well as people involved in all forms of street and hard work.

He said this would be possible if corporate bodies support the Association to acquire at least a set of barbells for each of the ten regions in the country.

Mr Aboagye said the achievement of the team was not on a silver platter but through hard-work, adding that they will continue to strive in this direction to win more medals at subsequent games. He reiterated the appeal for corporate bodies to support the lesser known sporting disciplines since they have the potential to give the nation more glory.

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