Launching the 2017 edition, HE Nana Addo said sports is the greatest thing to do to keep ones body in fitness form, and ghana has abundant sporting talent.
The President, who donated 8 autographed trophies to the organisers commended Rex Brobby for his initiative and hoped 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.
He announced that sports would be encouraged and developed at the grassroots and schools level.
Reks Brobby, the brain behind the project said God does not make mistake 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 was very successful.
He pleaded that the President be known as “Mr. Legacy” as he has done many significant this within a short time in office.
According to Reks Brobby, a former ational athlete who did the sprints, he operates a credible ad 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.
Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) President Ben Nunoo Mensah congratulated Reks Brobby and the corporate entities supporting the programme aimed identifying and giving recognition to athletes who excel in their field of endeavor.
By Sammy Heywood Okine