Sports News of Thursday, 8 January 2015
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mahama Ayariga, has said work will soon commence on the Bolgatanga sports stadium to transform it into a world class stadium.
This, according to the minister, would be achieved with the provision of standard infrastructure and facilities.
Mr. Ayariga revealed this on a working visit to the Bolga sports stadium and also the Bolgatanga Senior High School (SHS) to inspect a proposed site for a regional sports academy.
In an interview with Citi News after the inspection, Mr Ayariga bemoaned the poor infrastructure of the Bolga sports stadium and also the lack of proper sports facilities in whole of the Upper East Region.
He however said government is working to rectify the problem saying, “it’s unfortunate that we have not after all these years been able to develop the infrastructure for sports in the region.”
He said his ministry is strategizing to make sure every region has good facilities for sports infrastructure.
He added “we are looking at developing the pitch and then other facilities in the Bolgatanga stadium.”
He promised that some technical persons will be deployed to the Upper East Region “to start work on the pitches and we will see how we can develop that facility.”
“They are on vacation and we could have had the academy at this time using the dormitories, the dining halls and even the classrooms,” he remarked.
He was certain that “if you really want to develop sports, now we have to focus on sports in schools.”