The Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation ( GWBF), the national body for development and promotion of wheelchair basketball in Ghana, has received COVID-19 relief items from the National Paralympic Committee (NPC – Ghana) .
The items consisiting 40 relief packages include bags of rice , cooking oil , boxes of milo and nose / mouth mask.
The items were received by the Secretary General of the Ghana wheelchair Basketball Federation, Lion Wilson Agbesi, who double as the President of the Ghana wheelchair Minigolf Association (GAWMA ) on behalf of the President of the federation, Mr Max Varden, the Executuve Board, Technical Committee as well as the entire playing body.
The items which were presented at a brief ceremony at the office of the President of NPC – Ghana, Mr Samson Deen, was done by Mr Peter Adjei The Secretary General of NPC – Ghana .
Mr Adjei in his short handing over speech revealed that the President of NPC – Ghana and his entire Executive Board extend their sincere and heartfelt solidarity to all members of the disability sports fraternity in the Country during this trying moment of the Covid 19 pandemic.
He said the President thought it wise of lobbying for resources in form of relief items to support all Associations and Federations under the NPC and out of this positive initiatives they have been able to secure some few items and have decided to share it fairly among the Associations and the federations based on the membership strength of the Association in the Country ,
He acknowledged the fact that GWBF is the biggest Federation with a very large membership across the Country which might need much more reliefs to be able to support all members, he is hopeful that the NPC – Ghana will continue to lobby for resources and support and where and when they get more they will still extend the needed goodwill to GWBF and its members .
For his part, Lion Wilson Agbesi in his acceptance speech expressed his sincere happiness and appreciation on behalf of GWBF to NPC – Ghana for the support which he considered came in timely.
He went further to call on all corperate organisations, government agencies, faith based organisation’s, NGOs , philanthropist and individuals , Celebrities as such footballers , film actors and musicians, government Officials to come on board as a matter of urgency to support the GWBF to be able to support its members.
He said items needed include food stuffs , nose and mouth mask, sanitizers, and veronica buckets among others.
He said any body ready to support the federation could get in touch via + 233- 243452599 both normal call and through Whatsapp.
He concluded by appealing to all and sundry to continue to adhere to the protocols set aside by the President of the Republic and also the Ghana Health Services as measures put in place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19.
He is urging the entire country to continue to put on the nose and mouth mask , wash hands , carry along sanitizers and as well maintain the social distancing rule so that we can all stay safe until every thing become normal to enable sporting activities to commence.
Source: GWBF Media