At a sod-cutting ceremony to commence the construction of an edifice which will host some
games at the 13th edition of the 2023 African Games at Borteyman , a community located within the Kpone Katamanso District in the Greater Accra Region, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said it will be constructed into a stadium complex and university for sports and development, after a successful hosting of the games.
As a results, hostels, administration block and lecture halls will be constructed for the purpose.
The facilities which are yet to be constructed include a 50,000 capacity Olympic stadium complex, multi-purpose sports halls for all indoor sports, aquatic centers for swimming and tennis courts.
On his part, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif stated that his predecessor Hon Isaac Kwame Asiamah begun the process of bidding for the rights to host the games and the facilitation of the sports infrastructure.
He noted that government has decided to adopt a hybrid approach towards hosting the games after carefully considering many factors, including the drawback of the construction schedule and preparations due to the devastating effects of Covid-19.
He explained that the hybrid approach will afford the opportunity to leverage on existing infrastructure at the University of Ghana and construct some new facilities at Borteyman.
He expressed his appreciation to the president, the sports fraternity and the entire staff of the Youth and Sports Ministry for their unflinching support towards the bidding process and the commitment to host the best event in the history of the Games.