Minister Tours Volta, Eastern Regional Sports Centres

The minister addressing the media


The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, has given updates on progress of work on six out of the ten multi-purpose regional youth resource centres being constructed by the government across the country.

The 10 multi-purpose sports centres,  which was started by the Akufo-Addo government, contains  a FIFA-standard football pitch, a nine-lane athletic track, tennis,  basketball, handball, and volleyball courts,  a gymnasium, a counseling centre, an information technology centre, an entrepreneurship centre, and a modern restaurant.

One of the centres

Speaking to the media after inspecting the Volta and Eastern Regional Youth Resource Centres on Monday, Mustapha Ussif explained that contracts have been awarded for six of the facilities to progress on Phase 2.

The six are the Wa, Ho, Koforidua, Dunkwa-On-Offin, Dormaa Ahenkro and Axim respectively.

The National Youth Authority is the agency spearheading the construction, and its CEO, Pius Enam Hadzide, who accompanied the minister on the tour, said the six facilities on Phase 2, are expected to be completed soon, and the remaining four will also continue.

The minister, who urged contractors on site to ensure they complete the work on schedule, highlighted the massive investment the government of President Akufo-Addo has committed to sports infrastructure development in the past six years.

He pointed out the renovation of the various national stadia, the 10 multi-purpose youth centres, the over 120 astro turfs across the country, the infrastructure being built at Borteyman as well as at the University of Ghana for the African Games, to which he said government has committed about $195m US Dollars to their development.

From The Sports Desk