An Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) procedure has reportedly commenced for the building of a new Olympic Stadium for the 2023 All African Games in Ghana and it is said to be about 50,000 capacity crowd.
The stadium, is being proposed o be situated at Borteyman in the Greater Accra Region and and it is estimated to cost about $200 million for its completion. The stadium is set to host the opening and closing ceremonies of the event.
A 9-member Local Organizing Committee was yesterday inaugurated at the Presidential Villa to coordinate and run the country’s organization of the multi-sport games in 2023.
The committee is to be led by veteran journalist and lecturer, Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare. The committee also has the president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah on board. Others are Reks Brobbey, an Olympian, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, adviser to the Minister of Youth & Sport, Ms. Eva Okyere, a legal practitioner and sports journalist and Dan Kweku Yeboah also a sports media person.
They committee members were sworn in atpresidentail villa on Monday where the President Akufo-Addo urged them to handle the successful hosting and staging of the 13th African Games, the Olympic Games of Africa in Ghana.
“Presently, none of the sports stadia in Ghana meets the required standard for continental games. It is thus necessary to construct appropriate sports facilities in the country that will be able to host the 25 sporting disciplines from the African Games.
“I’m happy to that land has been secured to construct the necessary facilities for the games and the procurement process to engage the contractor is ongoing,” President Akufo-Addo said during the inauguration of the LOC.
“The facilities to be constructed include a 50,000 capacity Olympic stadium complex, multi-purpose sports halls for all indoor sports, aquatic centers for swimming and tennis courts,” he said.
The President also revealed that the facility will be converted into a University for Sports and Development after the successful hosting of the games.
The 13th edition of the All African Games is set to involve all 54 member states of the African Union (AU) and 25 sporting disciplines.
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