The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), is to launch a National Sports Lottery, to raise funds for the development of sports in Ghana.
Mahama Ayariga, Minister for Youth and Sports has said that, ?Let me mention that in a matter of weeks, MOYS will launch the National Sports Lottery, to serve as the avenue for raising funds. Proceeds from the lottery will be used to fund the development of sports in the country.
?The proceeds will be invested in sports infrastructure development, talent identification and grooming. A percentage of the proceeds will also be devouted to the development of disability sports in Ghana,” he said.
According to Ayariga, the involvement of persons with disability in sports and their great feats, has contributed to the gradual erosion of myths and negative perception.
?Persons with disability are no longer seen as cursed people from cursed family, but rather people with equal qualities who when given opportunity will contribute to the society, like anyone else.?
Bishop Cornelius Adjah-Coffie, President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC), appealed to the government to give disability sports a special attention.
Over 300 athletes from the ten region of Ghana have converged at the Accra Sports Stadium for the first ever National Paralympic Sports Festival.