Western Region will by January next year have a new ultramodern sports complex after the Sports Ministry’s sod cutting train landed in Axim during the weekend.
The 6 million Ghana cedis facility will comprise a 5,000 seater capacity stadium, an 8-lane tartan track, a multi-purpose Sports court, an ICT resource center, youth counselling center, gym and a restaurant.
Speaking at the sod-cutting exercise on Saturday at the Axim Red Park, the Sports Minister Hon. Isaac Asiamah said “The government is committed to the development of sports for all.”
“We are committed to ensuring that an international standard sporting facility is put up here so that one day the Black Stars can train and play friendly matches with the Green Eagles of Nigeria here,” he added.
Western region becomes the 3rd region to witness the construction of a sports complex after Volta and Eastern region.
The Sports Ministry will move to the Ashanti region on Monday to break grounds for works to also begin at Nyinahin.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Axim, who also doubles as the Minister for Tourism and Creative Arts, Catherine Ablema Afeku has also promised to put up a hostel to complement the multi-Sports Complex.