The president of Ghana in consultation with the Council of State has appointed Samson Deen as a member of the governing body of the National Sports Authority (NSA).

Deen currently serves as the president of the National Paralympic Committee and oversaw the team at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this year.

He was earlier nominated by the National Paralympic Committee of Ghana (NPC-Ghana) to contest for the presidency of the African Paralympic Committee (APC) during this month’s General Assembly and Elective Congress.

Deen’s candidacy was endorsed by the Ministry of Youth & Sports of Ghana and by extension, the government of Ghana. He will come against Rodrigo Bejarano (Cape Verde) and Hamid El Aouni (Morocco) for the presidency of the APC.

The NSA board will be lead by Seth Panwum, who served as a member of the Kwadwo Baah Agyemang led board at the NSA between 2017 and 2020, has been elevated to chair the board of the sports authority for the next four years.

Other members of the board include the director-general of the NSA, Professor Peter Twumasi, President of the Ghana Olympic Committee and Ben Nunoo Mensah.

Full membership of the board as sighted by Joy Sports.

Seth Panwun – Chairman of the Board

Professor Peter Twumasi – Director-General of the National Sports Authority.

Noah Bagerbaseh Bukari – Director of the National Sports College, Winneba

Eric Mensah Bonsu – Ministry of Youth and Sports

Gladys Mamtee Osabutey – Ministry of Finance

Eric Nkansah – Ministry of Education

Col. Frank Kwesi Agyeman – Security Services Sports Association

Ahmed Jinapor Abdulai – Tertiary institutions

Samson Deen – President, National Paralympic Committee 

Ben Nunoo Mensah – President, Ghana Olympic Committee

Stanley Blankson Jnr – Minister’s nominee

Emmanuel Tuffour – Minister’s nominee

Nana Yaw Sarkodie Aboagye – President’s nominee

Naa Odofoley Nortey QCL – President’s nominee

Johnso Kwaku Adu – President’s nominee.

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