A statement signed by Ignatius Elletey, General Secretary of the GPC, said, the festival will be the first of its kind in Ghana and it is aimed at providing sports men and women the opportunity to exhibit their talents.
The statement also noted that GPC will use the occasion to identify talents for the various national teams in preparations for the 2016 Paralympic Games thus each region is expected to present teams in athletics, goal-ball, table tennis, basketball, amputee football and tennis.
The festival which is in being organised in collaboration with Agitos Foundation, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), National Sports Authority (NSA) and Ministry of Youth and Sports, will be used as a platform to educate the public on disability and para-sports in Ghana and the need to for society to support them.
It is also to promote the Paralympic movement in Ghana as well as create awareness on people with disability. The festival, will also form part of activities planned for the World Disability Day, in December.