Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has indicated that his outfit is poised to developing sport infrastructure across the country to cater for all sporting disciplines.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, he hinted that construction works are currently ongoing on some sport complexes, which are being built according to FIFA standards to meet the climatic conditions for field events in Ghana.
The Minister, who was giving further clarity to President Akufo-Addo’s directive on the resumption of some sporting activities, highlighted that the Ministry is planning to set up sport infrastructure in all sixteen regions in the country to
“I’m in touch with the organization building the infrastructure across the country. We are building natural grass to suit our climatic condition, so we are developing descent sports complexes in the country,” Mr Asiamah said.
He however explained that the first phase of the construction process will focus on the existing ten regions before the newly six regions will be considered.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 31, 2020 extended the ban on sporting activities until July 31.
“I have, by Executive Instrument extended the suspension of the remaining public gatherings, as set out in E.I. 64 of 15th March, until 31st July. In here, I refer to the suspension of sporting events, nightclubs, cinemas, drinking spots, bars, beaches, festivals” he said.
Local sports fanatics would have to endure additional two months of the absence of the games as the restriction on the games has seen another extension.
Story by: James Paa Kweku Eshun | universnewsroom.com