President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has assured the President of the African Paralympic Committee and Ghana Paralympic Committee, Samson Deen, of his unflinching support to the para-sport program in the African Sub-region.
Akufo-Addo made this known when he invited Deen and his team to the Jubilee House to present medals won by Ghanaian athletes at the just-ended Accra 2023 African Para Games.
The Chief of Staff, Frema Opare, speaking on behalf of the president said, ”My government will do everything to support the development of Para-Sport in Ghana and Africa through open engagements with the African Paralympic Committee and its affiliate bodies.
“I want to use this opportunity to congratulate the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the LOC of Accra 2023 African Para Games for making it possible for Ghana to host this historic sports festival, the first of its kind in Africa.”
The team led by Deen, presented their trophy to the presidency at the Jubilee House in Accra on Wednesday after the Black Challenge beat Morocco 2-1 in the finals of the first-ever African Para games.
The National Amputee football team were presented with an undisclosed amount by the President for their outstanding performance in the tournament after triumph in the maiden edition of the Accra 2023 African Para Games and ordered the Minister of Sports to ensure all bonuses of the gold medal-winning team are paid without delays.
The President tasked the Sports minister to ensure adequate preparations are put in place for Team Ghana at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and Black Challenge’s participation in the Cup of African Nations for Amputees to be held in Cairo, Egypt, from 19-28 April 2024.
The Ghana Amputee Football team were crowned champions after coming from behind to beat Morocco 2-1 in the final of the 2023 African Paralympic Games football tournament at the MacDan Park in Accra, September 10, 2023.
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