The Koforidua Sports Stadium will for the first time since 1957 see massive renovation under the government’s map to build international stadia in all ten regions
The progressive map saw Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, cut sod for the construction of a Youth Resource in the capital of the Eastern Region. This directly follows the commencement of construction works for a similar facility in Ho last week as is part of government’s efforts to address the sports infrastructure deficit in the country.
Addressing the chiefs and people of the Eastern Region at a short ceremony, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, said the region deserved better than what they currently have.
“I can’t believe that after all these years, the Eastern Region cannot even boast of a single proper sports facility, not even a single tartan track in this region. It is unacceptable. We will put up a facility here that will make you all proud,” he said.
The facility, when completed, will house an 8-lane athletics track, a FIFA standard pitch, career counselling centre, basketball and handball courts as well as a multi-purpose sports hall, a restaurant and an ICT centre.
The sod cutting ceremony was chaired by the Krontihene of New Juaben, Nana Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng on behalf of the New Juaben Omanhene Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng.
The project is being undertaken at the site of the Koforidua Sports stadium and will take 9 months to complete.