President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has expressed his fullest support towards the construction of a multi-purpose Olympic standard facility to host the 2023 African Games, according to Local Organising Committee Executive Chairman, Dr Kwaku Ofosu Asare.
Dr Ofosu Asare and his Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Rex Brobbey, as well as COO, Dr Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, have held series of private meetings with the Ghanaian President on pertinent issues relating to details of the activities of the LOC dominating the discussions.
Construction of the Accra Borteyman Olympic Standard Stadium, which would be the main games village, is yet to get underway with a little over 28 months left for the event to take place.
Speaking on Peace FM’s nationwide morning show Kokrokoo, the Executive Chairman of the LOC, Dr Ofosu Asare, revealed to host Kwami Sefa Kayi that President Akufo-Addo has declared his fullest support for the construction of the facility.
“We have met Nana Addo, the President of the land, on two occasions and he has given us his fullest support and confirmed that he would ensure that there is funding for the construction of the stadium,” Dr Asare confirmed.
“Though the construction of the stadium is not directly in the hands of the LOC, most importantly government has allocated land for the construction of the facility. We are in day to day contact with the Minister of Youth and Sports concerning our activities and he is very much committed to the course and has been very supportive in all regards,” Dr Ofosu Asare revealed.
Ghana won the bid to host the event in October 2018 after beating stiff competition from neighbouring nations Burkina Faso and Nigeria.
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