President of the Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation, Max Vardon has advised the Volta Wheelchair Basketball Association to work with key stakeholders to achieve their targets and visions.
Chaired by former DCE of Akatsi North, James Gunu, a seven-member Executive was inaugurated on Friday, February 16, in Ho, by the National Federation to steer the affairs of the talented but disabled basketball players in the region.
The GWBF has over the years gone through hard times soliciting support from the Government for international tournaments. The first disability sport in Ghana has managed to get all regional chapters active despite their challenges with finance. Max, in outlining his expectations from the newly inaugurated executives pointed to the engagement of the Regional Ministry and District Assemblies.
Max Vardon who spoke to Herosportsgh.com also believes Sports Complexes in every district in Ghana will enhance the talents of the Ghanaian Youth.
“I expect to see them engaging with the Regional Ministry, the district assemblies and so on because one of the key things we lack is places for people to practice. And it is my dream, to see every district in the country have a Sports complex at some point; where young people can meet and play whatever sports they want to. So certainly I would imagine that the executives will engage with the key stakeholders, various youth associations, schools, and so on, in order to see where resources will be resourced in order to make for opportunities not just for basketball but also for other sports that will engage the youth and give them something meaningful and productive to do.”
The Volta Chapter, however, has plans to host 3 other regions in Ho in a Republic day’s championship, which is aimed at creating the awareness of the game in the region and also whipping up public interest. The inspection was however done at a venue for the said championship by the executives. A date for the championship is yet to be set.
The region which couldn’t participate in last year’s National Sports Festival is optimistic about this year’s appearance in Cape Coast as they now have a regional body in place.