The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) was on Wednesday, May 4th night unveiled by Ghana’s Fastest Human as Headline Sponsor of the 2016 sprint tournament, "GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human".
The short, but impressive ceremony to launch the 2016 edition of the annual sprint athletics competition, took place at Adidas House, located in the Airport Residential Area in Accra.
Announcing its commitment to supporting sports development, Mr. Alexander Mould, Chief Executive of GNPC said: “GNPC recognise that the GFH initiative has the potential to unearth talents that will restore Ghana to its glorious heights in athletics. And we are committed to empowering that dream.”
Mr. Mould said GNPC viewed partnering Ghana’s Fastest Human in the search for talents to lift high the flag of Ghana a national duty.
He announced that beyond being Headline sponsor for the competitions outlined by Ghana’s Fastest Human, “GNPC was sponsoring also the “GNPC SPEEDSTERS CLUB”, which will be an assembly of the la crème de la crème from the competitions, to be trained, and prepared for major international tournaments ahead”.
GNPC encouraged as many Ghanaian youth as have the requisite talents to enrol in this competition AND be discovered; have their talents nurtured to stardom, and become worthy ambassadors of Ghana.
He called for support from corporate Ghana and all other stakeholders as Ghana remained the ultimate beneficiary. He added that besides keeping mind and body healthy, Sports has become BIG business: A major source of Employment; A platform for Business Promotion; Attraction for scholarships for higher education, and above all, a source of National Pride.
Addressing a gathering that included former national athletics heroes, Mike Ahey and Ohene Karikari as well as other management and staff of GNPC, including Director of Operations, Mr. Thomas Manu, Corporate Affairs Manager, Mrs. Carmen Bruce-Annan, Development and Production Manager, Victor Sunu-Attah, Mr. Mould encouraged all participants in the Ghana’s Fastest Human U-18 tournaments, to train well to compete fairly and sportingly.
He lauded the brain behind Ghana’s Fastest Human, Reks Brobby and the patrons of his organisation for their efficiency in organising and sustaining the competitions. Present were other sponsors of the tournament.