Female athlete, Grace Obuor has been tipped to become the fastest woman in the world if all goes well with the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human programme.
The 2019 African Games bronze medalist in 400 meters was mentioned at the launch of the 2022 edition by the Chief Executive Officer of GNPC.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr. Opoku-Ahweneeh Danquah expressed excitement to be part of an initiative which offers the outfit the opportunity to invest in the development of sports and talents to represent the country at the international front.
He said, since the inception of the GFH in 2013, GNPC’s partnership with the event has yielded fruitful results which has seen to the rise of Ghana athletics.
He added: “We are proud of our role to restore Ghana to its glorious days in athletics. I say this because we can all attest to the great results of this project and the immense contribution the athletes are making to the progress of this country through sports.”
Obuor who runs 100 metres, 200 meters and 400 is a member of the GNPC Speedsters Club.
Reks Brobby said, “Indeed, words can’t describe how grateful we are to GNPC, having rallied behind us for nine conservative years.
“GNPC has been paying for everything for Grace Obour, including feeding, accommodation, tuition to assist her academically, and medical bills from T. I. AMASS in Kumasi to facilitating her admission at the University of Ghana, Legon where she is in Level 300 studying sports and culture.
Chairman at the launch of the 9th edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human competition, Paramount Chief of Agomeda Nene Nagai Kassa VIII urged Ghanaians to pray for Grace Obuor to realize her dream as one of the fastest ladies on earth.
Mr. Ahmed Osumanu Halid, a member of the Local Organising Committee of the 2023 Africa Games who spoke on behalf of the Minister of Youth and Sports commended Mr. Reks Brobby, the founder of GFH for the laudable initiative and launched the 2022 edition of the popular event on the Athletics calendar.
By Sammy Heywood Okine