President Akuffo Addo launches 2017 Ghana’s Fastest Human race

President Akuffo Addo launches 2017 Ghana’s Fastest Human race

The President, His excellency (HE) Nana Akufo Addo, has launched the fifth edition of the GNPC Ghana’s fastest Human race at the Adidas House in Accra.

At the launch of the event scheduled to start on Saturday, April 29, in Takoradi, H.E Nana Addo emphasized that sports is the greatest exercise to keep fit, adding that “Ghana has abundant sporting talents”.

He said it was time Africa and Ghana raised champions to annex the world 100meters, which is dominated by Jamaicans and Americans.

The President, who donated eight autographed trophies to the organisers, commended Rex Brobbey for his initiative.

He also praised companies supporting the private public partnership such as GNPC, and called on other corporate entities to support the gesture.

Mr. Isaac Asiamah, Minister of Youth and Sports (MOYS), revealed that there are plans to bring back memories of the past, with equal attention for all disciplines.

He announced that sports would be encouraged and developed at the grassroots and schools level, to unearth talents to represent the country at international competitions.

Mr. Reks Brobey, the brain behind the project, said that, the best three runners will form the GNPC Ghana Speedsters Club with coaches to guide them.

He thanked the companies supporting the programme including GNPC, Adidas, Moringa King, Pippas Gym, Red Sea Maritime, Indomie, Global Media Alliance, Kriate Lync and Wrenco Printing.

The launch was well attended by dignitaries such as former WBC boxing Champion Prof. Azumah Nelson, former IBF boxing Champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko, Mike Ahey, Ohene Karkari, Eben Okoe Addy, Sandy Agyeman, Coach Nukpeza, Dr. Dan McKorley, Dr. K.K. Sarpong Chief Executive of GNPC and others.

The Competition will take place on April 29 in Takoradi, May 27 in Tamale, June 17 in Kumasi, July 22 in Accra and the final of finals in Kumasi on September 16.

The categories to be contested for are Under 10, Under 15, Under 18 and the seniors.

 

source: GNA

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