Sports News of Monday, 14 May 2018
Navrongo in the Upper East Region has become the ninth town to benefit from the government’s sports infrastructure initiative.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah in the company of Upper East Regional Minister, Bukari A. Rockson, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Emmanuel Asigri and project consultant, Joe Hackman on Tuesday, 14th May, 2018 performed a sod cutting ceremony to make way for the construction of a multipurpose Youth Resource Centre Navrongo.
It was the penultimate sod cutting exercise dotted across the nation after Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta, Western, Ashanti, Central, Brong Ahafo, Upper West and Upper East.
Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah in his address said, “the youth deserve this facility across the nation, that is why president Akufo-Addo has tasked me to ensure that these projects are constructed.
“This is more than a stadium. I want to see stars emerge from Navrongo from this facility. This investment is to ensure that we secure a better future for the youth.”
Upper East Regional Minister, Bukari A. Rockson urged the youth to make good use of the yet-to- be-constructed facility to realize their individual potentials.
The GHC7m facility is expected to be completed in nine months.
The facility when completed will house a FIFA standard five thousand football pitch, eight lane athletics lane, ICT/Entrepreneurship, Career Centres, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a modern restaurant, washrooms, maintenance unit and flood lights.