Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, Sep. 8, GNA – The first phase of a
new ultra-modern sports complex for the University of Cape Coast (UCC), was on
Thursday commissioned by Prof. Domwini Dabiri Kuupole, the out-going
The facility comprised a basketball,
volleyball and handball courts, a multipurpose hall for indoor games, coaching
rooms, weight room for strength building, a boxing ring and offices for the
Sport and Recreation administration of the university.
The cost of the sports complex, which
started three years ago in partnership with the Prudential Bank was estimated
The facility would be serving the university
community and the general public.
Work is also progressing steadily on the
second phase of the project including the UCC mini stadium expected to be
completed by the end of the year.
Speaking at the commissioning, the Vice
Chancellor tasked the Sports and Recreational Committee of the University, to
come up with a maintenance schedule to properly maintain the facility to
prolong its lifespan.
He asked them to institute a vibrant
management board that would properly manage the facility to ensure the school
makes enough revenue to pay off the loan as early as possible.
He expressed the hope that the gymnasium, a
beautiful edifice would be maintained and advised students and other
prospective users of the facility to do so with care
Prof. Kuupole commended the Student
Representative Council (SRC), the Sports and Recreational Committee of the
university as well as the Prudential Bank for their support and commitment that
made the project a reality.
He appealed to stakeholders, financial
institutions and NGO’s to partner the university acquire equipment to fill the
weight room and complete the second phase of the facility on schedule.