Sports Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah has confirmed he will begin sod-cutting for the construction of nine multipurpose youth resource centres next week.
With work already underway for the modification of the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in Accra, each of the remaining regions of Ghana will thus have one of the centres – thus making 10 in total.
“Reconstruction of the Azumah Nelson Complex into a multipurpose youth centre has begun in earnest…
“Sod-cutting for the construction of nine additional youth resource centres which include sports facilities for not less than 10 disciplines as well as a youth development centre will begin next week,” the Minister revealed at his Meet The Press encounter Tuesday morning.
“From next week, you will see me and my team all over the country to cut sod for these youth centres. Each region will have a multipurpose youth and sports centre. We have the money for it… these are legacy projects Ghanaians will have,” Asiamah added.
At each centre will be a Fifa standard pitch for football, basketball and handball courts as well as multipurpose conference and theatre halls.
Each multipurpose youth resource centre comes at estimated cost of $1.8 million, starrsportsgh.com understands.
The Minister also stated that the projects in all the nine regions have a nine-month timeline.
“The contract agreement for these youth centres is 9 months but for the Azumah Nelson centre in Accra, we gave the contractor 16 months because of other additions to the work there…” Asiamah noted.