Support continues to flow in steadily for parathletes including wheelchair basketball players in Ghana in recent months after long stretches of neglect.
This is in light of parathletes inclusion in the financial package rolled by Ghana’s Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and National Sports Authority (NSA) to aid athletes who have been badly hit by the effects of the corona virus pandemic.
Basketballghana.com gathers 100 parathletes are in line to be paid 500 Ghana Cedis each month for the next six months to reduce the financial stress on them.
The package comes on the back of donations to the Wheelchair Basketball Federation during a COVID 19 partial lockdown of cities in the West African nation including the capital, Accra.
The Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation and Ghana Paralympic Committee donated food items including cooking oil and bags of rice to the Federation.
Both Foundations donated COVID 19 prevention items to the Federation including nose masks and sanitizers. The items have since been distributed to members across the country.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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