Prof Peter Twumasi
The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Prof Peter Twumasi, has promised to ensure the effective maintenance of all public stadia in Ghana.
Professor Twumasi gave this assurance at the sod-cutting ceremony for the renovation of the Nkawkaw Stadium in the Eastern Region.
“The National Sports Authority pledges to ensure the regular maintenance of these facilities based on the manual that has been directed by Minister Isaac Asiamah that should be developed for all sporting stadia and facilities across the country,” Prof Twumasi stated.
According to Professor Twumasi, the NSA will ensure that these facilities are “being operated in a sustainable manner.”
The Director-General added that the authority is committed to ensuring the development and promotion of sports, and the management of sports in various stadia.
He further indicated that the increase in the number of sports facilities across the country will build the performance of Ghanaian athletes at global competitions.
“Coupled with the decentralisation of the sports infrastructural development, we believe that this will significantly improve Ghana’s performance at international competitions,” Prof Twumasi asserted.
The professor reiterated that Ghana has succeeded in obtaining the rights to host the 2023 All African Games which he believes is a sign of “good things to come.”
The Nkawkaw stadium, home of Okwahu United, would have a FIFA standard pitch, eight-lane tartan tracks, dressing rooms and a 5000-seating capacity when re-constructed.
Ten Youth and sports centres are being constructed across the country alongside the renovation of traditional sporting facilities.