The Technical Director of the Ghana Cycling Federation (GCF), Mr Shaaban Mohammed has filed his nomination to contest for the position of the President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC).
With the NPC’s Elective Congress scheduled for Saturday, July 6, the cycling enthusiast would face off with the president of the Ghana Para Power lifting Association (GPA) Mr Samson Deen, for the top position.
Shaaban, who is also the president of the Africa Para cycling Commission, is looking forward to use his experience at the local and international front, to change the fortunes of para sports for the better.
In an interview with the Times Sports, Shaaban said the development of the NPC at both local and international fronts remain one of his priorities as an aspiring president of the group.
Shaaban has also targeted an all-inclusive administration where everyone would be brought on board to share their knowledge with regard to the development of para sports in the country.
With the incumbent, Rev. Adjah Kofi and other past executives deciding to take a back seat, the NPC, after Saturday’s election, would see new faces at the helm of affairs.
At the close of nominations, 15 candidates submitted their forms from the 18 that expressed desire to vie for positions in the NPC.
For the Vice President position, the President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, Frederick Lartey Otu and Mr Eric Adjei, have also submitted their nomination forms to contest while Peter Adjei and Oto Plahar are in the race for the Secretary-General position.
For the position of Treasurer, Mr Evans Yeboah will battle it out with Wilson Agbesi for the position.
Also vying to be on the executive board would be Ms Anne Doe, Mr Osei Kofi, Ibrahim Sani, Twum Barimah, Philip Coffie Otuo, Richard Yeboah and Henry Larbi Kwaku Nyanteh.
The new executives would lead the NPC for the next four years and build on the achievements of the former administration.
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE