Tuesday 6th September, 2016
Accra, Sept. 6, GNA
– A four-member delegation led by Mr. Saka Acquaye, Deputy Director-General,
National Sports Authority (NSA), will leave Ghana for Brasil for the 2016 Paralympic
Games, which will commence on September 7.
The delegation will
also include, Bishop Cornelius Adjah Coffie, President of the National
Paralympic Committee (NPC), Mr. Ignatius Elletey, General Secretary of NPC and
Sessi Dzakpasu, Technical Director of NPC.
This follows the
release of funds by the Ministry of Youth and Sports on Monday for the team,
after weeks of uncertainty.
gathered by the GNA Sports indicates that, MOYS was able to provide air tickets
for three delegates, with the excerption of Dzakpasu and funds for the payment
of per diems and other allowances for the athletes.
Team Ghana, had to
leave for the Games in batches due to lack of funds and the International
Paralympic Committee (IPC) was compelled to intervene by purchasing air tickets
for three athletes and two coaches to take an early lead to the event.
The departure of
the four-member delegation will conclude Ghana’s team to the event.
Ghana will be
competing in Powerlifting, Cycling and High Jump with Charles Teye Narh, Alem
Mumuni and Yussif Adamu representing the nation in the respective disciplines.
Apart from Adamu,
Mumuni and Teye Narh will be having their second appearance in the competition.