Para-Cyclist Fredrick Assor has slammed National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for sending officials seven times more than the number of athletes that represented Ghana at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic games.
“Twenty-one officials from the Ghana Paralympic Committee followed us to 2021 Tokyo Paralympics while para-athletes that represented the country were just three (3).
So I asked myself why the NPC followed many officials to Tokyo who ended doing now but to sleep in their hotels at the expense of the country,” he said in an interview with Onua Sports.
Notable officials from National Paralympic Committee who accompanied the team Paralympic games are Sampson Dean (President of NPC), Peter Maamah (NPC Secretary).
Deputy Minister of Youth & Sports Hon. Evans Oppong Bobbie and President of Ghana Cycling Federation Shanon Mohammed also attended the games as officials.
Assor also said the officials slashed their agreed per diems for athletes. According to him, athletes were supposed to be given $5,000 but instead received $2,500 in Tokyo.
On Tuesday, he and colleague para-athlete Yussif Amadu petitioned the Ministry of Youth and Sports to demand answers from the officials for halving their per diems.
The three para-athletes Yussif Amadu(para-higher jumper) and Emmanuel Tetteh Ogu (para-powerlifter) that represented Ghana were unable to win a medal for the country.