Ghana National Petroleum Corperation has launched its fifth edition of the Ghana Fastest human competition 2017.
His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo president of the Republic of Ghana, was the special guest of Honour at the launch.
The launch was graced by personalities like Nene Nagai Kasa VIII, Paramount Chief of Agomeda & Former Minister of Tourism also known as Hon. Mike Gizo, Nana Prah Agyinsem IV, Paramount Chief of Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area and Chairman of Ghacam Cement Foundation, Justice Alan Brobey, former Supreme Court Judge, as well as former WBC boxing Champion Prof. Azumah Nelson.
Other representatives were also former IBF boxing Champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko, Mike Ahey, Ohene Karkari, Eben Okoe Addy, Sandy Agyeman, Coach Nukpeza, Dr. Dan McKorley, Dr. K.K. Sarpong Chief Executive of GNPC and others.
His Excellency Nana Addo speaking at the launch, said sports is the greatest thing to do to keep one’s body in fitness form, but Ghana has abundant sporting talents.
He expressed that, it is time Africa and Ghana in particular stake a claim to annex the world 100meters which is dominated by Jamaicans and Americans.
The President, who donated about eight autographed trophies to the organizers’, commended Rex Brobey for his initiative with the hope that, throwing and jumping events would be added later.
He also praised companies supporting the private public partnership such as GNPC, noting that sports is not only about football.
On his part, Hon. Isaac Asiamah who is the Youth & Sports Minister also hinted that, there are plans to bring back memories of the past, with equal attention for all sports disciplines.
He announced that sports would be encouraged and developed at the grassroots and schools level.
Rex Brobey, the brain behind the project said, God does not make mistakes and knows the reason why it rained heavily a few minutes to the start of the programme, yet it came off with massive attendance and very successful.
He pleaded that, the President Nana Akufo-Addo be known as “Mr. Legacy” as he has done many significant this within a short time in office.
According to Rex Brobey, a former national athlete who did the sprints, operates a credible and transparent administration with their focus on 100meters, to get the best runners and formed the GNPC Ghana Speedsters Club with three athletes.
He thanked the companies supporting the programme like GNPC, Adidas, Moringa King, Pippas Gym, Red Sea Maritime, Indomie, Global Media Alliance, Kriate Lync and Wrenco Printing.
The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) President Ben Nunoo Mensah also congratulated Reks Brobey and the corporate entities supporting the programme aimed at identifying and giving recognition to athletes who excel in their field of endeavor.
The Competition dates were scheduled as April 29 in Takoradi, May 27 in Tamale, June 17 in Kumasi, July 22 in Accra and the final of finals in Kumasi on September 16. The categories are Under 10, Under 15, Under 18 and the seniors.
By: Samuel Quao and Sammy Heywood Okinecom