Speaking at the launch of the 2018 edition, which is the sixth of the seven year programme, he was glad to note that some of the winners of previous Ghana’s Fastest are in Gold Coast, Australia preparing to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympian expressed that people must glorify God with their talents, and thanked corporate Ghana for supporting the programme.
He emphasied that Athletics has contributed to the goodwill Ghana enjoys on the global stage and many of you here today have played a role in making that contribution. The sporting greats in Africa and the Commonwealth in the 1960s and 1970s that won medals for Ghana in the competitions they competed in brought not only joy to their families, fans and Ghanaians but also created a sense of patriotism for Ghanaians both home and abroad
“Sports shapes people, there is hope for the future. The next Usain Bolt is in Ghana” he said.
He was also happy to learn that the Ghana Education Service (GES) supports the programme and promised that government is not going to support only football, but other sports like athletics will be supported.
Nene Naga Kasa VIII, Paramount chief of Agomeda who is a life patron of Ghana’s Fastest Human prayed that the goal of producing a world class sprinting champion is realised and called for support from all Ghanaians.
Among the guests who graced the function were chief Justice Brobbey, the dad of Reks Brobbey, Dr. Kofi Amoah, Dr. Anfom, Dr. Bella Bello Sports Director at the University of Ghana and others.
By Sammy Heywood Okine