Mahama inaugurates China assisted sports complex

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama cut the tape to officially commission the newly-built sports stadium in Cape Coast, some 144 kilometers east of the capital Accra on Tuesday.

sports stadium in Cape Coast
sports stadium in Cape Coast

The multi-purpose sports complex was constructed by the China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation with a Chinese government grant of 30 million U.S. dollars as a symbol to mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Ghana diplomatic relations.

sports stadium in Cape Coast
sports stadium in Cape Coast
It has modern sports facilities which will enhance Ghana’s capacity to host major multi-purpose international sports tournaments.

President Mahama described the edifice as Ghana’s first truly multi-purpose stadium built with world class facilities.

He extended the appreciation of Ghana to the Chinese President and the people of China for the beautiful gift, which comes at a time that Ghana is seeking to expand its sports infrastructure to unearth talents.

“In this new stadium, we have all the equipment to train many of our athletes into world class champions,” he said.

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong was confident that the stadium will further promote the development of sports in Ghana and stimulate the economic development of Ghana and Cape Coast in particular.

“It is a gift from the Chinese government and the people to our Ghanaian brothers demonstrating the deep sentiments between our two countries and peoples,” she said.

With this new stadium, Ghana has four venues with tartan tracks where athletics can take place which is the key to the development of the country’s athletes for international competitions. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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