Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says the government will continue the construction of the Abiriw and New Edubiase Sports Stadia starting from 2022.
Under the leadership of ex-President, John Mahama, sod was cut to mark the commencement of the construction of a 5,000 seater stadium in New Edubiase inn 2016 but the project has seen no further works since then after the NDC lost elections.
The Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah, announced in June 2019 that funds had been secured for the re-design and completion of the project but no progress was made.
The Ministry procured a new consultant who redesigned the facility to meet international sports federation standards.
The Ministry also began the construction of a community sports and recreational facility for the youth at Abiriw in the Eastern Region. The project is targeted at providing a community sports and recreation facility for the youth in the area. The project would provide a football pitch, changing rooms and multipurpose courts for use by the community upon completion.
Addressing parliament on plans for sports development in 2022, Ken Ofori-Atta stated that plans to develop the stadia at Abiriw and New Edubiase will continue.
“In 2022, Government will continue with the construction of the Abiriw and the New Edubiase Sports Stadia,” he said.