Ghana through its Minister of youth and Sports, Mr Mustapha Ussif has declared the country’s readiness to host the inaugural edition of the African Para Games.
The minister said all the necessary resources had been provided by the government and other stakeholders to organise a very successful event.
He made it clear that the competition will increase the chances of Africa participating in the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.
“It will also increase qualification opportunities for our athletes for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games and catalyze further development and promotion of Para-sports in Africa.
“Also, the first African Para Games, if successfully staged, will become a prominent feature of our sports ecosystem and sports diplomacy, and serve as a formidable arena to celebrate our exceptional African Para athletes’ sports excellence and use it as a purposeful vehicle to promote an inclusive society in Africa,” he stated.
The 20 countries that will take part in the games include the host Ghana, Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
The game is slated to run from September 3rd -12th, 2023.