The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation has launched its 10th Edition of Ghana’s fastest human.
The race which is held annually is expected to unearth and nurture talents for local and International Competitions.
The Executive Secretary to the President of Ghana, Nana Asante Bediatuo who launched the programme on Thursday at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium, commended the organizers for recognizing past sports legends who paved the way for the younger generation and encouraged the youth to take inspiration from their performances.
He noted that the concept behind the race was to create a brand that would make athletics an attractive sport to encourage mass participation.
He said, the competition was designed to inspire athletes to compete at the same high level as seen in Jamaica, the United States of America and other countries across the globe.
On his part, the Director General of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi credited Ghana’s win at the 2019 Athletics Championship in Morocco to the Ghana’s Fastest Project.
He lauded the organizers of the event for their efforts in sustaining the Project till its 10th year.
He expressed his appreciation to the President for the infrastructure development towards the African Games, adding that the facilities when completed would boost sports development and Athletes’ performance.
The first round of the 10th edition will take place on 29th April, 2023 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD