Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo believes his government is on course in developing sports by pursing the passing of the Legislative Instrument for the Sports Act, constructing pitches and also establishing the long-awaited Sports Fund.
The President in his second State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, February 8 said:
“This year, we will continue the process of passing the Legislative Instruments of the National Youth and Sports Act, pursue the enactment of the draft National Sports College Bill, and create a Sports Fund to improve sports development in the country. Government also remains committed to the development of football in the country.
“We have begun the rehabilitation of the Accra Sports Stadium, aka Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, and in partnership with the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry and the Ghana Football Association, we are constructing a number of football pitches in the Zongos and across the rest of the country, to aid in the revival of colts football, which has been responsible for the production of talents like Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah,” he noted.