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NSA Director Inspects Work at Youth Resources Center in Ho ahead of Independence Day Celebration


By Tilda Acorlor

As part of preparations to host the rest of Ghana in the upcoming 66th Independence Day celebration in the Volta Region, the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi, paid a working visit to Ho, the Volta Regional Capital.

Professor Tsumasi’s visit on January 30, 2023, was to inspect the extent of work ongoing at the Multi-Purpose Youth Resource Centre in Adaklu near Ho.

The 66th National Independence Day Celebration will take place at the yet-to-be-completed Youth Resources Center.

The Director of Operations at the Office of the President, Mr. Lord Commey, revealed that President Akufo-Addo has decided on the Volta Region to host the upcoming Independence Day celebration. He said the decision was to honour the region and enhance national cohesion.

Professor Tsumasi met the staff of NSA-Volta, led by Regional Director Mr. Daniel Sarpei, to review activities of last year and set strategic plans for 2023.

The team of staff together with the Director General toured the site for the Multi-purpose Youth Resource Center which will host the 6th March celebrations.

He was satisfied with the progress of the work. He is confident the facility will be ready to host the rest of Ghana on Independence Day.

“The president indicated that this year all ten multipurpose stadia will be completed. The works that we have seen so far here can attest to the fact that the president indicated that this year all the ten multipurpose stadia will be completed.”

“The multipurpose stadium was done to ensure that all athletics competition, Olympics, and FIFA standards pitches are fitted and the pitch is ready.

All stands are done, all seats are fitted, presidential box also done with lots of work done.”

Professor Tsumasi hinted that the facility is likely to be commissioned by the President.

“We believe that at the same time, it will become an occasion where the president will also use to commission this facility to be the first among the ten,” he said.

“The Ghana sports stadium revolution infrastructure has taken place and it will impact positively Ghana’s performances across various competitions because it is when you have these facilities that you can train the athletes, the athletes have access to them and they are of the standard,” he added.

Mr. Tsumasi also urged the media to publicise the activities of the NSA.

“I would like to appeal to the media houses in the region to project the works of the NSA-Volta.”

Work on the Youth Resource Center, which started in 2018, came to a halt for close to four years due to what officials claim was lack of funds.

The project was initially supposed to have been completed in 9 months as promised by the former Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiama when it first started in 2018.

However, the National Youth Authority, under whose auspices the project has resumed, has assured that it will be completed before March 6.

The Multi-Purpose Youth Resource Center is one of ten facilities being built by the Akufo-Addo-led administration for the development of sports, but none of these facilities have been completed.

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