The Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation, GWBF will be inaugurating their Volta Regional chapter tomorrow Friday, February 16, 2018.
The move has become very necessary as GWBF wants to expand its Federation to all the ten regions in the country, Ghana.
Close sources to the Federation hinted that, about 10 executives will be inaugurated in Volta Region to steer the affairs of the association.
The President of GWBF, Max Vardon, Secretary General Mr. Agbesi, Coach of the National Team Mr. Elvis Alipui and other National executives are expected to be at the inauguration ceremony in Ho at the pensioner Hall tomorrow.
Invitation letters have also been sent to many dignitaries including the Volta regional minister Dr. Letsa, Ho Metropolitan Chief Executive, Greater Accra team member Alfred Quarshie, Regional Sports Authority, the C.E.O of Kekeli Hotel, C.E.O of Afe lotto, and many others to witness the ceremony.
Speaking to Fafaa FM sports, GWBF President Mr. Max Vardon, has expressed his gratitude to the Volta Regional branch of the federation for taking up this initiative to inaugurate their leaders.
“I’m very happy that the lovely people of Volta have putting it upon themselves to choose their leaders for this good course” he said.
The inauguration of the Volta Regional chapter of the Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Association shall bring the number to two (2) the regions that have already inaugurated their chapters.
This has become necessary following increasing calls for the development of the least financed sport in the country.
It is to be recalled that, the Federation was last year asked by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) to withdraw the Ghana Wheelchair basketball Male National Team from the Championship due to a financial predicament on the side of the Ministry.
This the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has accepted but Ghana was sanctioned for the withdrawal and later charged, meanwhile GWBF needed only $10,700.00 for accommodation, feeding, internal transport, penalty for delay in payment for 17 people for 10 days to participate in the championship in South Africa last year.