Sports Minister urges Assemblies to make lands available for sports dev’t
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah has challenged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country to secure landing facilities to aid the development of sports across the country.
Date Created : 5/4/2018 8:14:45 AM : Story Author : Christian Kpesese / ghanadistricts.com
The Minister who made the call during a sod cutting event for the construction of an artificial turf at La in Accra by the McDan Group of companies bemoaned the general lack of maintenance culture which has led to the deterioration of several sports facilities across the capital.
“I’m calling on all MCEs [Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives] to secure lands for sports development…our maintenance culture as a country is very bad. Look at the Accra Sports Stadium, it has not been renovated for the past nine years and it is very bad’’ he complained.
Mr Asiamah who is also Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua Nwabiegya constituency disclosed that his outfit is developing a maintenance manual to help resolve the challenge.
“We’re developing a maintenance manual for all sports facilities in the country to ensure that they are in good shape at all times,” he stated.
The Minister commended McDan for the initiative to support the La community and indicated that the project is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s vision to have decent and modern multipurpose sports facilities across the country for sports and talent development.