Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah – President of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF) has extended support to members of his federation, following the suspension of all sporting activities by the government.
The Government as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus has imposed a partial lockdown on Ghanaians.
The situation is having a toll on Ghanaians as many struggle to make ends meet.
Mr. Nunoo Mensah on Saturday gave out some food items to members of the Black Cranes, the national weightlifting team and other members of the federation.
Mr. Nunoo Mensah who also doubles as the President of the GOC also extended similar assistance to the staff of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC).
He challenged leaders of the various federations and associations to reach out to their athletes and assist them in these trying times.
“This is the time to show leadership. This is the time to show love to our dear athletes as we endure these trying times,” he noted.
He urged them to use their expertise to attract sponsors and well-wishers to aid their athletes during the lockdown period.
Mr. Nunoo Mensah was confident government through the Ministry of Youth & Sports would extend some form assistance to members of the various national teams.
He said COVID-19 is a real pandemic, and the only way it can be curbed is by living healthy lifestyles, keeping fit, eating well, and abiding by the social distance rule.
He reiterated the need to wash hands regularly, use sanitizers frequently and avoid handshakes and large groupings.