Inawashiro city hosts Ghana Para-athletes

GHANA’s HOPE of winning more laurels during the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, scheduled for August 24 to September 5, has been given a massive boost.

This pleasant news has come about after the Inawashiro City in Japan, the host country for the games, agreed to allow the Ghanaian team to camp in their beautiful city.

Per the agreement signed between the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) and the Mayor of Inawashiro, Hiroshi Zengo, the Ghana team can train in the city ahead of the games.

The meeting where the MOU was signed between the two parties was organized by the Japanese Embassy in Ghana via Zoom platform. It was graced by important dignitaries.

The signing of the MOU means that the Ghana Para-athletes could use some of the Inawashiro city’s sporting facilities during their pre-camping to the games to keep them in shape.

The President of the NPC, Samson Deen, said the agreement could not have come at a better time, saying that the athletes would get better preparations for the games.

He remarked that “Inawashiro has become the first foreign community to open their doors to the Paralympic family from Ghana to embark on a pre-games camping.

“I will like to use this opportunity again to thank the Mayor of Inawashiro and his staff for the great efforts they have made in ensuring this collaboration to become a reality”.

Mr. Kazuaki Furukawa, Chief of Lifelong Learning Division of Inawashiro, assured that his city was more than happy to host the Ghanaian contingent before and during the games.

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