Akufo-Addo commissions Koforidua Youth Resource Centre

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President Akufo-Addo, On Wednesday, 27th December, unveiled the Koforidua Youth Resource Centre, marking the commissioning of the first of 10 multi-purpose sports stadiums.

The event showcased the President’s unwavering commitment to youth and sports development, with an impressive array of facilities aimed at nurturing both physical and intellectual growth.

The grand ceremony, led by President Akufo-Addo, saw the attendance of key figures such as the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif and the CEO of the National Youth Agency (NYA), Pius Enam Hadzide.

Others included the Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku, and Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III and other notable personalities and politicians from the Eastern Region.

Mr Ussif highlighted the monumental strides taken by the government in sports infrastructure development.

These initiatives include the renovation of national stadiums, construction of regional sports complexes, provision of community-level astro turfs, and world-class infrastructure for hosting and organising the 13th African Games at Borteyman and the University of Ghana.

He emphasised that the Koforidua Youth Resource Centre is just the beginning, with plans for commissioning nine other similar facilities across the nation.

Every facility will be each equipped with a FIFA-standard football pitch, a nine-lane athletic track, and adaptable courts for tennis, basketball, handball, and volleyball, modern gymnasium, counselling centre, IT hub, entrepreneurship centre, and a contemporary restaurant.

Mr Ussif stated that “in the history of Ghana, no President has a better record in the provision of sports infrastructure than President Nana Akufo-Addo. The evidence is clear, and the impact on sports development at all levels is undeniable.”

Acknowledging President Akufo-Addo’s passion for sports, he expressed gratitude for the continuous support, even during challenging times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President’s dedication to athletics and various sports disciplines yielded notable successes, including Ghana’s first Olympic medal in the 4th Republic and commendable performances at the Commonwealth Games.

As the nation looks forward to hosting the upcoming African Games in March, Mr Ussif urged Ghanaians to embrace the event, making it a true Ghanaian spectacle and maximising the benefits it brings.

The commissioning of the Koforidua Sports Stadium stands as a testament to President Akufo-Addo’s transformative vision, solidifying his legacy as a champion of sports development in Ghana.

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