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I’ll contest for re-election as NPC Ghana President – Samson Deen declares

Author: Micheal Obeng

The incumbent president of the National Paralympic Committee Ghana, Samson Deen has declared his intentions of contesting for the presidential position in the upcoming elections.

The 2024 elective congress has been slated for October 4 at the Airport West hotel in Accra.

Addressing members at the recently ended Extraordinary General Assembly last Saturday, Mr. Deen called for love, peace, unity and a desire for greatness and achievement.

According to him, his first term of office saw Ghana host the first African Para Games, where the Black Challenge (Amputee Football Team) excitedly excelled in winning the tournament. He also sourced and provided modern equipment for athletes and facilitated the travel of athletes and coaches for exposure and experience to qualify for Paris 2024.

He hoped that some athletes would qualify for the Paralympic Games in Paris, France, which is the major international event after the 2024 Olympic Games.

Mr Samson Deen has been a Ghanaian Hospitality, Communication and Sports Management consultant since 2003; he founded the African Origin Travels and Sports Tourism, AOG Construction Services, Visa Assist and Immigration Experts, Sportsfirst Management and African Origin Group of Companies in 2017.

He is currently the President of the African Paralympic Committee (APC). Deen polled 24 of the votes cast, beating Morocco’s Hamid El Aouni, who polled 15 to replace Leonel da Rocha Pinto, who reigned for 13 years. The APC Election took place in Morocco.

He is a member of the Local Organising Committee and Chairman of the Transport Sub-Committee of the 13th African Games, which has been declared the best Games since 1965. Fifty-three countries participated in 29 disciplines across ten Accra and Cape Coast venues.

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