The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has launched the 2020 edition of Ghana’s Fastest Human, an annual sprint competition aimed at unearthing talents to represent the country at the Olympic Games.
This year’s event will start on February 29 at the Tamale Sports Stadium while the grand finale is scheduled to take place on June 20 at the Paa Joe Stadium at the KNUST campus in Kumasi.
The four finalists would be selected into GNPC Speedsters Club and place on one year residential camping.
The maiden edition of Ghana’s Fastest Human was held in 2013 and has since produced many talents, some of who have represented and won medals for Ghana at the international level.
Nana Bediatuo Asante, Executive Secretary to the President, who launched the event in Accra said it was encouraging that the Ghana’s Fastest Human has over the years produced athletes Edwin Gadayi, Ben Azamati, Abdul Rasheed Saminu, Grace Obuor, Latifa Ali, Kate Agyeman and Afaxoe Harry Remember among others.
He pledged the government’s continued support for this project, which he said is an indication of a successful Public-Private partnership.
Mr. Reks Brobbey, the CEO of Ghana Fastest Human project, expressed appreciation to Nana Bediatuo Asante.
“We are encouraged by the results that this project has achieve so far and we are committed to working towards ensuring that this year’s event makes it more memorable,” Mr Brobbey told the journalists at the launch.
By Nana Akua Amankwaa|3news.com|Ghana