Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif has reiterated the commitment of government to develop sports infrastructure to aid sports development in the country.
The lawmaker recapitulated the significance of sports infrastructure to sports development in the country hence the government’s commitment to ensure facilities are built all over the country.
Speaking at the 29th Ordinary Congress of the Ghana Football Association at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the Yagaba-Kubori MP disclosed that the commitment of government to invest in infrastructure remains undiluted.
“The government remains committed to the holistic development of sports in Ghana,” he said.
“Our unprecedented investments in infrastructure have been evidently clear for all to see.”
He went on further to explain the state of the 10 youth resource centres being constructed by the government charging sports federations to make good use of them.
“Six out of the 10 Multipurpose Youth Resource Centres are almost done with Phase 2. Work will soon begin on the phase 2 of the remaining 4.
Hon. Ussif revealed the steps undertaken by the government to renovate some already existing stadia in the country.
“The government over the years has embarked on series of renovations in our stadia. Accra, Baba Yara, Cape Coast and Essipong have all benefited from the Government’s intervention.
“In recent times, there have been reports in the media concerning the state of the Essipong Stadium.
“I can assure you all that, we’ve resolved the procedural delays and the contractor has been back on site working on the Phase 2. It is my wish that the teams within the region will make use of the facility when completed.
“The government is also building sporting facilities at Borteyman and at the University of Ghana to host and organise the 13th African Games come 2024.
“A FIFA-standard stadium at the University of Ghana is one of them, accompanied by several warm-up pitches which would be utilized at the grassroots level after the games,” he added.
The Government’s commitment to ensure there are enough facilities in the country for the development of sports has seen a massive facelift from 2017 to date.