NPC set to hold Extraordinary General Assembly, April 20

NPC set to hold Extraordinary General Assembly, April 20

The Board of the National Paralympic Committee(NPC) of Ghana has set Saturday April 20, for its Extraordinary General Assembly.

The current date was arrived at following the postponement of the assembly in February to allow members to contribute to the organisation of the just ended 13th African Games.

Agenda of the assembly include the consideration for approval of Annual Membership Fees,consideration for approval of New Para Sports and their respective Federations/Associations,amendments to Article 2 Membership as well as date for Elective General Assembly per Article 7.

Consequently NPC Ghana, further announced that members shall to nominate and send two delegates, one with voting right in reply to the notice and invitation and must be received by the NPC Ghana by not later than 5:00PM local time on Wednesday April 17.

Members to participate in the assembly are,para athletics,para powerlifting,sitting volleyball/para volleyball,shooting para sports,para swimming,wheelchair Basketball and para badminton.

There would also be para taekwondo,para cycling federation,wheelchair tennis,blind sports federation,cerebral palsy sports,blind football,adaptive boxing,boccia sports and para biathlon.

The rest are wheelchair rugby,para archery,wheelchair softball,national wheelchair and Amputee Sports Association of Ghana,Amputee Football Association of Ghana and para table tenis.

In a related development, the Confederation of African Amputee Football(CAAF) has announced the postponement of the African Amputee Football Cup of Nations(AAFCON) which was scheduled for this month(April).

This was contained in a letter signed by the President of CAAF, Leonel da Rocha Pinto and Secretary General, Peter Oloo dated April 9.

The tournament is now set for May 18-30 in Egypt.

“On behalf of the CAAF President and the CAAF Executive Committee, I must inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to organise the tournament this April as earlier scheduled. We have to postpone the AAFCON to next month,”the statement read.

“We sincerely apologise for any convenience caused by the postponement of AAFCON. However we believe that this decision is necessary to maintain the integrity and fairness of the tournament while prioritising the safety and well-being of all participants,” it added.

By Michael D. Abayateye

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