Construction works have begun in all ten regions of Ghana for Youth Resource Centers across the country.
This was after the minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah, cut sod for works to begin at the Yendi center in the Northern Region on Tuesday.
Asiamah, had on Wednesday, cut sod for the commencement of construction works in Navrongo in the Upper East Region.
The commencement of construction works in the two regions follow on the heels of similar projects in Wa in the Upper West Region Region, Dormaa in the Brong Ahafo Region, Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region, Ho in the Volta Region, Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Nyinahini in Ashanti and Axim in the Western Region.
It brings to ten, the number of regions that have since seen the beginning of construction works for the facility. The Kaneshie Sports Complex in Accra, is also undergoing a face-lift that will see an upgrade in facilities to a modern multi-purpose sports edifice.
The complexes, are being constructed across the ten regions of Ghana and “forms part of government’s efforts to address the sports infrastructure deficit in the country”, according to the sector minister Isaac Asiamah.
The facilities, when completed, will house an 8-lane athletic track, a FIFA standard pitch, career counseling center, basketball and handball courts as well as a multi-purpose sports hall, a restaurant and an ICT center. The mini-stadium can seat up to 5,000 people.
Each center will cost an estimated amount of $1.8 million, with construction expected to be completed in nine months.