GCB Bank supports Ghanaian female athlete with racing chair

Accra, Ghana has acquired its first racing chair for a female athlete for specialised sporting disciplines.

The GCB Bank Limited, following an appeal from the Go-Get-Them Racing Club, donated funds for the acquisition of the specialised equipment.

The Club comprises dedicated individuals working to improve the lives of persons with disability, especially the youth in rural areas, thus using sports as a tool to create opportunities that would empower them to live fulfilling lives.

A statement issued by the Corporate Affairs Department of GCB Bank, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Monday said, the chair, constructed from aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber and other alloys was fully customised to individual requirements and a range of options for the user.

It is built according to athlete’s body dimensions with bridges, front and rear wheels, axle tube running perpendicular to the main tube into which the rear wheels attach and a headset and steering, which allows the athlete to manoeuvre the wheel and other features, thereby enhancing performance of the athletes, it said.

The statement quoted Mr Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe, the Chairman of the Club as saying, The chair will be used by Ayishetu Seidu, an athlete, to compete at the international level. She is currently preparing to participate in the 2018 Desert Challenge Games in the USA.

He said through the financial assistance of the Bank, the perceptions about persons living with disabilities have changed significantly, according to the statement.

The Club will forever remain grateful to GCB Bank, Mr Nkegbe reportedly said.

Members have won several medals and awards in sporting activities across the world and the Bank has consistently extended financial support for the sporting activities in the country.

Source: Ghana News Agency