The African Paralympic Committee President has begun a stakeholder consultation to include Para-Sport as part of the African Union and its government programs to promote and project sport in the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) policy framework. The African Paralympic Committee owns the organization of the African Para Games on the African Continent and believes in a partnership with the AUSC to jointly include para-sport in its bidding and hosting of the African Games as a standalone event after the Olympic event.
During the visit, Samson Deen seized the opportunity to meet, discuss and share with the representative of the Hon. Minister of Sports, Mr ABDERRAZZAK AKKARI, who is the Director of Sports at the Ministry of National Education, Primary Education and Sports, some vital information of mutual interest regarding the Inclusion of Para Sport, bidding and hosting, participation and organization strategy. The AfPC will need the support of the majority of the AU Member States to support the inclusion of the AGENDA in the next sitting of the Specialized Technical Committee.
Ghana will host the First African Para Games, Accra 2023, slated for 3rd to 12 September 2023 in Accra, Ghana.
STC on Youth, Culture and Sports
The STC’s functions include:
Considering progress on implementing the Decade for Youth Development 2009–18 Plan of Action, including the Youth Volunteer Corps, youth capacity building and the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Project in post-conflict countries.
Ratification and implementation of the African Youth Charter, Charter for the African Cultural Renaissance and the Policy Framework for the Sustainable Development of Sport in Africa.
Establishing the Architecture for Sport Development, Architecture for Culture Development in Africa, Pan African Cultural Institute and the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC).
Implementing adult education and lifelong learning.
The Ministry presented a Souvenir of the forum and gifts as a token of thanks and gratitude for the excellent cooperation, presented by Mr ABDERRAZZAK AKKARI, who is the Director of Sports at the Ministry of National Education, Primary Education and Sports and the President of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sport for Persons with Disabilities Mr Hamid Al Ouni to the President of African Paralympic Committee.
¶Director of Sports at the Ministry of National Education, Primary Education and Sports
¶ President of the African Paralympic Committee
By: Kofi Gyekye Tuffour