Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah has revealed massive renovation works on Accra sports stadium will start in June.
Asiamah was left unimpressed after he toured the facility on Tuesday.
There are concerns about the safety of the edifice which has seen no facelift after it was refurbished for the 2008 Africa cup of Nations.
But Sports Minister has assured the public that the governement is keen on getting it back to good condition.
”Nine years of neglect has seen this once very beautiful stadium in this condition. You all went round with us and saw has happened to the stadium – we see most of the facilities deteriorated,” Asiamah said.
“As a Minister for Youth and Sports, I’m not here to lament or complain, my job is to fix the challenges and that is what we are going to do
He added: ”Since I was appointed two months ago, I have had consultations with AESL and other consultants. Some have brought some figures with regards to maintaining this stadium and others that we have. We are auditing those figures to make sure that there is value for money.
“By June, we shall start renovating all our sports infrastructure. It will be done in phases; those critical ones will be addressed. We are starting from the Accra Sports Stadium and we shall make sure that we have a rigorous maintenance regime.”