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Opening ceremony for 2023 African Para Games held in Accra

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, on Sunday, September 3, declared open the inaugural African Paralympic Games, dubbed ‘Accra 2023,’ at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, on Sunday, September 3, declared open the inaugural African Paralympic Games, dubbed ‘Accra 2023,’ at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

The African Para Games is set to be staged in Ghana between September 3 and 12, with Accra 2023 being the first edition of the games.

Ussif during the opening ceremony, stated that the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, is completely supportive of the Para Games in Ghana because he believes it is achievable and that the event is more than just a sporting event.

The Minister also lauded the first Local Organising Committee (LOC) for their efforts in ensuring that all people and logistics were in place.

Algeria, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia were among the countries represented in the opening ceremony.

The games will see people who are physically challenged compete in Wheel Chair Tennis, Wheel Chair Basketball, and Amputee Football.

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