Ghana to Host 13th African Games, Youth and Sports Centres Near Completion

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif, made an exciting announcement during the Minister’s Press Briefing.

Ghana has been chosen to organize and host the 13th edition of the prestigious African Games. This comes as a significant honor and opportunity for the country to showcase its sporting prowess and hospitality on the continental stage.

The African Games, also known as the All-Africa Games, is a multi-sport event that brings together athletes from across the African continent. It features a wide range of sports disciplines, both Olympic and Non-Olympic, providing a platform for talented athletes to compete and demonstrate their skills.

A total of 22 sports disciplines will be included in the event, allowing athletes from various sporting backgrounds to showcase their abilities and compete for medals and glory. This diverse selection of sports will further enhance the inclusivity and appeal of the African Games.

In addition to the exciting news about hosting the African Games, Minister Ussif shared updates on the progress of youth and sports infrastructure development in Ghana. Six state-of-the-art Youth and Sports Centres are currently nearing completion, with an impressive average completion rate of 92%.

These modern facilities are strategically located in different regions across the country to promote sports participation and development in various communities. The centers are situated in Axim, Dunkwa-on-Offin, Dormaa Ahenkro, Wa, Koforidua, and Ho, ensuring that young athletes from different regions have access to top-notch training and sporting facilities.

Minister Ussif also revealed that the official commissioning of these six centers is scheduled to take place by the end of this year. This is an eagerly anticipated milestone that will mark the full operationalization of these centers, enabling them to serve as hubs for nurturing sporting talent and promoting youth development through sports.

Furthermore, efforts are already underway to resume work on the second phase of the project, focusing on the remaining four centers. These centers include Nyinahin, Yendi, Navrongo, and the renowned Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, located in Accra. Once completed, these centers will contribute significantly to the growth and advancement of sports in the country.

The Minister’s Press Briefing was skillfully moderated by the Deputy Minister for Information, Fatimatu Abubakar, who ensured that all key details were communicated effectively to the public.

With the upcoming 13th African Games and the continued progress in sports infrastructure development, Ghana is set to further solidify its position as a rising force in the African sports landscape. The nation eagerly awaits the grand event, and sports enthusiasts are eager to witness the extraordinary feats of talent and determination that will be showcased during the African Games.

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