The Ministry of Sports has responded to a question filed by the Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central, Sampson Tangombu Chiragiaa, about the state of the Navrongo Sports Stadium.
The MP, Mr. Chiragiaa, sought to find out why work on the project had stalled for years.
It would be recalled that the government, in 2018, commenced the construction of 10 Youth Resource Centres across the country. Some time last year, young people within the area poured onto the streets to demand the completion of the facility.
The government has, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, promised to complete the facility by the end of year.
“Rt Hon Speaker, the Youth Resource Centre/Sports Stadium forms part of the ten (10) regional youth facilities being constructed in the then existing ten (10) regions of Ghana. The initial plan was to start and complete all the ten centres within a year as of 2017. Strenuous efforts were made to ensure that deadlines were met. Unfortunately, due to resource constraints we missed our target.”
“Rt Hon Speaker, we have had to stagger the projects, especially, the second phase, by considering the completion of five (5) Centres each year, beginning from 2022. I am happy to inform this august house that the second phase of the first selected centres: Axim; Dunkwa- on-Offin; Wa; Dormaa Ahenkro and Koforidua are near completion with the necessary fittings and auxiliary works progressing steadily. bon For this year, 2023, the Youth Centres in Ho, Yendi, Nyinahini, Kaneshie and Navrongo are earmarked for completion. I wish to assure this august house that, the contractors will soon move to site and the project will complete by the close of the year,” the Minister for Youth and Sport, Mustapha Yussif, said in response to the questions raise by the MP for Navrongo Central.
The MP, called for unity to develop the area.
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