A novelty TV reality show that seeks to identify the fastest man in the country was launched last Friday at the World Bank Offices in Accra.
The competition, dubbed Ghana’s Fastest Human, will have GH¢ 40,000 shared among the ultimate winner in the male and female categories.
At the launch, one of the brains behind the show, Rex Brobbey, said the idea was to unearth a sprinter for the country, stating that Ghana has a lot of similarities with Jamaica and believed a Usain Bolt could be identified in the country.
He said they would soon start the audition across the country and expect any individual who believed had what it took to be the fastest man in the country to show up for one of the biggest prizes in sports competition in the country.
He explained that 50 of the fastest who would be selected across the country would be housed and trained for three weeks after which the ultimate winners would be presented with the cash.
The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Joseph Yamin, bemoaned the country’s inability to unearth talents, citing the lack of infrastructure as the major hindrance.
It is for this reason that he said the government had instituted a policy to liaise with DCEs and MMCEs to develop infrastructure across the regions to enhance the development of athletics.