Construction works have resumed on the University of Ghana stadium as the government progresses with its preparedness to host the 2023 All-African Games.
Works resume at the stadium following the government’s decision to boycott its plans to establish a 60,000 capacity Olympic Stadium at Borteyman for the games.
The University of Ghana, during the games, will host the athletics and football events.
It will also be the Games village and centre of attraction.
The Rugby field, behind the Physical Development Municipal Services Directorate, will also be closed for renovation works as part of the facilities that will be used for the Games.
Government plans to borrow $170million to finance infrastructure for African Games
The Finance Ministry, last week, tabled before parliament a loan agreement of $170million for the provision of sports infrastructure and residential facilities for the Games.
The said amount will be obtained through a facility from Cal Bank.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif says that other facilities including the Cape Coast stadium have been reviewed for refurbishment.
”Due to time constraints, various options were reviewed, some of the facilities for the refurbishment reviewed include, the Accra Sports Stadium, the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Cape Coast Stadium, the Winneba College and the Legon Stadium,” Mr. Mustapha Ussif told Parliament.