AMA Boss donates 50% of salary to promote disabled sports, calls for diversity of investments

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has donated 50 percent of his August salary to promote the activities of the Association of Sports for the Disabled (ASFOD) in Ghana.



Mohammed Adjei Sowah made the donation on Thursday when Promasidor Ghana Limited, producers of Cowbell and other high-quality food products in the country presented some food items to the association at the City Hall, as part of efforts to support members amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.



He called for the diversity of investments into sports to give equal attention to every sporting activity in the country and emphasised the enormous benefits associated with sports both medically and economically.



He mentioned that as part of efforts to promote sports and nurture talents in the city the Bukom Park located in the heart of Accra is being transformed into a modern-day AstroTurf football pitch by the government of Ghana adding that the boxing federation and amateur boxers were recently given boxing rings to promote community tournaments in Greater Accra.



President of ASFOD, Shaaban Mohammed expressed his appreciation to the Mayor and Promasidor for their continuous support, especially during these difficult times of COVID-19.



“Special thanks to Promasidor Ghana Limited, for their continuous support towards the development of sports especially the disabled sports. We called upon them in no time and they have responded positively. We also want to thank Honourable Mayor, since he joined swimming, we have seen a lot of improvement not only in swimming but across all sporting disciplines in Ghana, ” he said.



He disclosed that three athletes from ASFOD qualified for Tokyo Olympic Games which had been postponed to 2021 and appealed for more support to enable them represent the country and win medals.



He mentioned that the objective of ASFOD was to use sports as an avenue where all disabled persons could use to earn a living adding that the Association had been in existence since 1995.



Events and Public Relations Manager for Promasidor Ghana Limited, Gideon Kodo, in a speech said the presentation signifies the company’s commitment towards the promotion of sports in the country adding that had it not been the outbreak of COVID-19 the company would have reintroduced the cycling tournament.

He pointed out that the story of Cowbell could not have been written properly without mentioning its contribution to sports and was glad to support disabled sports in the country.



He also congratulated Charles Narh for winning the Man of Courage award at the 5th Exclusive Men of the Year Awards 2020 (EMYAfrica20) and was hopeful with the necessary support and engagement Ghana would produce more heroes.

Management of Lakeside Estates a leading real estate also donated GH1000 cash to promote the activities of ASFOD.

Source: www.ama.gov

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