Earlier this month the African Rafting Council was elected and for the first time in history the continent has a shared river movement that can connect and develop every rafting reality in the different member nations.
The outcome of the meeting displays:
President: Belabbas El Mamoun (Morocco)
1st Vice President: Ady Fall (Senegal)
2nd Vice President: James Savage (Kenya)
Secretary: Salim Fari (Ghana)
Vice Secretary: Colline Kaboyo (Uganda)
Treasurer: Marewen Karengi (Tunisia)
Vice Treasurer: Aymen Chouiteh (Egypt)
Counselor: Kamal Sulley (Ghana)
Counselor: Christiana Ashley (Ghana)
Counselor: Nadia Ammar (Morocco)
Counselor: Rensen Mburu (Rwanda)
We asked a few questions to the newly elected President from Morocco, who is already President of Fédération Royale Marocaine de Canoe-Kayak:
“As President of the canoe federation I always gave importance to the outdoor sports. Through the synergies between WRF and Minister of Sport in Morocco we put together the experience in canoe agonistic discipline and the commercial rafting. Now we finally achieved the same result at Continental level thanks to the help of the other members of the council. We all agree on the fact that rafting has a lot to teach: from the team spirit to the respect for environment.”
Secretary Salim Fari Yakubu
"This is a call to duty and a test of my commitment. I pledge to work assiduously with other executives of CAR to push rafting to a reputable level by getting more countries on board” Secretary Salim Fari Yakubu said expressing his eagerness to commence office soon. He is the first Ghanaian to attain a position on the continental body.
WRF President Barmaz declares “It is another step forward for the rafting movement: every new viewpoint is a point of strength and WRF is proud and happy to see this team already working on point. The Board and the athletes can’t wait to meet at the upcoming World Champs in June”.
Se you all in the river!