The President of the National Paralympic Committee (NPC), Mr Samson Deen is unhappy with the constant deprivation of funds by the National Sports Authority (NSA) to the various sports federations.
According to him, the mantra of ‘no money’ has been a bane to development of sports in the country and until the NSA begins to resource the federations to execute their functions, sports in the country will continue to be on its knees.
In an interview with Graphic Sports last week, the president of NPC said as the country sought to improve sports development, the NSA should go to the drawing board and access what they are doing wrong and change their attitude so there will be an improvement in sports.
The “NSA should change their attitude because it is not helping the sports fraternity in the country. The behaviour of the NSA is not encouraging with their national anthem always being “there is no money” which makes the work very difficult,” he said.
“Countries across the continent respect Ghana very well that if you mention Ghana in any tournament, they give great respect to you but the behaviour of the NSA makes the country seem to look as if it has gone backward 15 years from other countries.”
He further said there are so many problems in sports which needed to be addressed by the NSA with regards to infrastructure, allocation of funds and other things needed for the development of sports in the country.
He called on the NSA and other stakeholders to come together and help change the narrative if they want to bring back enthusiasm and passion of sports personalities.
“We have prominent sports men and women in the system who are eager to invest into sports but with the behaviour of the NSA, they are scared to help sports which do not speak well for the country. The NSA should get things done right so it can attract them into our sports industry,” he said.