Former World Athletics Champion and the Jamaican legend, Asafa Powell has commended the African Paralympic Committee President, Mr Samson Deen, for making the Paralympic Sport a focus on the African Continent by giving athletes and the movement the support to participate in the first-ever African Para Games, which will be staged from the 3rd to 12th September 2023.
In a closed-door meeting, the African Paralympic Committee (APC) President indicated that the Paralympic office would like to cooperate with the Jamaican Legend to promote the #WalkInMyShoe project, a digital campaign to bridge the gap between the non-disabled and persons with disabilities in our societies.
The legend was led by the President of Ghana Olympic Committee Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah to solidify the need for para sports promotion on the continent.
Ghana will host the first-ever multi-sport Paralympic games from 3rd to 12th September 2023, with seven different sporting disciplines being considered, Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting, Para Volleyball, GoalBall, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball and Amputee Football.
Ghana’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has confirmed it has a budget of $8.5m to stage the event, with the funding coming from media rights, sponsorship and the government of Ghana.