By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, Aug. 14 GNA – Mr. Elvis Adjei-Baah, Head
of Public Relations at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has said the
completion of the ten multi-purpose youth and resource centers nationwide
remains one of the priorities of the Ministry to overhaul sports infrastructure
of the country.
According to Mr. Adjei-Baah, the project,
which was being undertaken by the Ministry in conjunction with the National
Youth Authority (NYA), when completed would afford the nation a great
opportunity of unearth and harness budding talents across the country, which
the nation had hitherto been missing on due to lack of adequate modern youth
and sports facilities.
In an interview with GNA Sports on the
progress of work at the various regions, Mr. Adjei-Baah said works were
progressing steadily and shaping up by the day.
“From our monitoring works are ongoing at
all the ten centres.
“When you visit the centres, you would
notice that contractors are busily working to ensure that they are completed
and handed over to government.
“These projects remain one of the topmost
priorities of the sector Minister, Mr. Isaac Asiamah and Mr. Emmanuel Asigri,
CEO NYA, who are bent on making sure that our national athletes especially the
young ones have the required facility to hone their skills.
“The government has invested a lot into
these projects and its aim is to provide the necessary modern sporting
infrastructures, that can not only harness the talents of athletes but most
importantly also curb social vices that is associated with some of our youth.
It is for this reason that as a Ministry responsible for the Youth, we are
committing the needed resources to ensure that they are all completed” he
The centers, when completed would house over
twenty sporting disciplines comprising of both outdoor and indoor activities,
with a FIFA standard playing pitches, tartan tracks, modern gymnasiums,
Entrepreneurship centers, restaurants and many more.
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