Samson Deen’s victory is a victory for Ghana & Africa’s development-Adjei
The General Secretary of the National Paralympic Committee of Ghana, Mr. Peter Adjei, has disclosed that Mr. Samson Deen is only interested in the development of Paralympic sports in Ghana and Africa.
Speaking on Rainbow Sports he asserted that Mr. Samson Deen was elected as President of the Paralympic President for Africa because of his competence and dedication to the sector.
Samson Deen has been elected as President of the African Paralympic Committee (APC) after polling 24 of the 41 votes at the organisation’s General Assembly in the Moroccan capital Rabat.
He replaces Angola’s Leonel da Rocha Pinto, who had led the APC since 2008 and was re-elected unopposed in 2017.
Deen was elected as President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Ghana in 2019, having previously headed the country’s Para Powerlifting Association.
His Presidential bid for the continental organisation was endorsed by Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Deputy Sports Minister Evans Bobie Opoku also travelled to Rabat to support Deen.
Mr. Adjei commenting on the election said the campaign team had put in several efforts hence the victory was not surprising because it was expected.
The vision of Samson Deen, he explained, is to bring development in Para sports, respect, discipline, and make sure that through the sports, Ghana would regain its lost glory.
According to him, under Samson Deen, para-sports will gain a national outlook, and all the regions would see the benefits of the game.
He said no form of distraction would affect the agenda of Samson Deen.
Meanwhile, he has assured the Amputee sector that all the pending problems confronting them would be solved.
”Under Samson Deen, we will bring finality to the troubles in the Amputee sector.”
To him, the victory of Samson Deen is a victory for the development of Ghana, West Africa and Africa as a whole, and that is how we want people to see it.
”We are prepared to work, and development is the focus,” he concluded.