The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth and Sport Mr. Alex Agyekum has dismissed claims that, the University of Ghana Sports Stadium has been abandoned.
Mr. Agyekum made this known when he was responding to claims by Mr. Kobena Mensah Woyome, a ranking member of the youth and sports committee on sports development.
According to Mr. Agyekum, the claims by Member of Parliament for South Tongu constituency, that the NPP Government has abandoned the Legon sports stadium is never true saying “the project was initially under the Ministry of Education, when it used to be Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and therefore, the GETFund was actually in charge of that project.
“In 2009 when we had Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, now there has been official letters to revert the funding of the project to the GETFund so it is factually not correct for Mr. Woyome to say we have abandoned the project”. He stated.
According to the Member of Parliament for Mpohor constituency, the 2018 budget has taken notice of the need to continue the stadium so it not correct to claim the Legon Stadium has been abandoned and that “the LI on Sport Bill explained that 2017, the Ministry will ensure that there is a completion of all the processes”.