Accra, Oct. 13, GNA – Members of the National
Amputee Football, the Black Challenge, are bent on demonstrating against the
government on Monday, October 15, despite calls by the Ministry of Youth and
Sports and the National Sports Authority (NSA) on them to refrain from the
In a statement, jointly signed by Richard
Arthur Opentil and Antwi Darkwah, captain and deputy captains of the team, it
said, they have noticed the circulation of a letter from the Ministry of Youth
and Sports, asking them to refrain from embarking on a planned demonstration on
It said, “the Ministry has also made it clear,
through same letter that it would not support us to represent Ghana at the
“We want to inform all Ghanaians that, the
demonstration is coming on as planned,” the statement added.
The statement said, they would converge in
front of the American Embassy, at Cantonments at 6:00 a.m., with the intention-seeking
asylum from the American Embassy, adding that “Ghana doesn’t respect the rights
of Persons with Disability.
“From the Embassy, we are heading to the
Jubilee House to inform our father, President Nana Akufo Addo of our decision,
after which we shall proceed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports,” it added.
The statement called on all Persons with
Disability (PWDs) to join in this fight for our rights.