AfPC Pres. in Egypt to discuss Ghana’s Para Games preparations
The Africa Paralympic Committee (AfPC) President, Samson Deen, has arrived in Egypt for a five-day working visit as part of preparations for the African Paralympic Games hosting.
With the Games scheduled for September 2023, the AfPC President would use the opportunity to engage stakeholders and discuss ways to host a successful maiden event in Ghana.
Mr Deen was received yesterday by Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Dr Ashraf Sobhy, Dr Hossam Mustafa, President of the Egyptian Paralympic Committee, and his Vice President, Dr Hayat Khattab.
“The agenda for the meeting is centered on Ghana’s preparations to host the maiden edition of the African Paralympic Games and other matters geared at the development of Para Games in Africa,” he stressed.
“The meeting also touched on the schemes to facilitate several sports interest discussions with Egypt and encourage sponsors for the Games, “he stressed.
The AfPC President expressed his appreciation to Egypt for supporting people with special abilities, and the exploits of Egypt’s Paralympic teams in various competitions.
He praised the North Africans’ role in supporting Ghana to host the African Paralympic Games.
Dr Ashraf Sobhy briefed him about the history between Ghana and Egypt, which dated back in the days of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Dr Sobhy confirmed Egypt would participate in the African Paralympic Games in Accra and took the opportunity to explain his excellent relationship with his Ghanaian counterpart, Mr Mustapha Ussif.
He assured the AfPC of Egypt’s interest in working to implement key movement strategies within the framework of the fruitful cooperation between the Egyptian Paralympic Committee and the African Paralympic Committee.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE