Wheelchair race to mark World’s Disability Day

The world will on Saturday, December 3, celebrate the World Disability Day (WDD), a day set aside to promote the rights and well-being of per­sons with disabilities in all spheres of society.

As part of activities marking the day in Ghana, Medivents Consult – organisers of road races in Ghana in partnership with Go Getdem

 Wheelchair Racing Club, would organize a special 10-kilometer wheelchair road race for per­sons with disability.

The race fixed for December 3, 2022, is expected to attract over 200 wheelchair athletes, users among others.

It is aimed at promoting wheelchair race in Ghana, as well as a platform to promote the sport and celebrate the ability of persons with disability.

A statement from the organisers said, the race would commence at the Accra Sports Stadium and move through some principal streets and end at the starting point.

It added that, the event would henceforth be an annual feature as they aim to make wheelchair sports very popular in the country.

It said, the event would come with attractive prize packages for out­standing athletes including cash and products from sponsors.

One of Ghana’s lead athletes Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe and a Paralympian would be lead advocate for the event as well as the Technical Director. –GNA

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