African Games: Akufo-Addo heaps praises on Ghana’s contingent, congratulates them on their success


President Akufo-Addo’s words resonated deeply with Ghana’s contingent at the 13th African Games, an event held in Accra in 2023. Their performance, securing a commendable sixth place on the medal table, filled the nation with pride.


Praising the athletes, the President lauded their exceptional achievements, emphasizing the record-breaking medal tally of sixty-eight medals. This included nineteen gold, twenty-nine silver, and twenty bronze, marking a historic milestone for Ghana at the prestigious event.


Acknowledging the dedication and perseverance of the athletes, President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to the coaches, officials, and support staff who played pivotal roles in preparing and guiding the team. Their unwavering commitment had been instrumental in shaping Ghana’s success at the Games.


Grateful for the nation’s belief in the government’s ability to host the Games for the first time, the President thanked the people of Ghana for their resilience amidst doubts and opposition. He stressed the importance of further investment in sports development to empower the youth and elevate Ghana’s standing on the international stage.


Reflecting on the broader impact of sports, President Akufo-Addo emphasized its role as a catalyst for national development and unity. He urged collective efforts to harness the power of sports in building a stronger, healthier, and more prosperous Ghana for generations to come.


In conclusion, the President reiterated his heartfelt congratulations to all members of the Ghanaian contingent. Their achievements not only brought glory to the nation but also served as a beacon of inspiration for countless others. Encouraging everyone to dream big and persevere in the pursuit of their aspirations, he highlighted the spirit of determination and excellence demonstrated by Ghana’s athletes at the 13th African Games.

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