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Sports News of Saturday, 14 November 2015


Sports College to see expansion - Sports Ministry

Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr Mustapha Ahmed Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr Mustapha Ahmed

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is exploring ways to turn the National Sports College at Winneba into a centre of excellence by expanding the infrastructure stock through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, as part of its sports development programmes.

The new centre will comprise hostels and other hospitality facilities, new classroom blocks, gym and sports hall, playing fields and tennis courts, accommodation for staff and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

This was contained in the 2016 Budget Statement of the Government, delivered by the Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper on Friday.

Mr Terkper said pre-feasibility studies are currently being undertaken by the Transaction Advisor engaged by the Ministry.

He said for the implementation of the above programmes and activities, an amount of GH?22,560,058.00 has been allocated. Out of this, GH?22,318,088.00 is from the Government of Ghana and GH?241,970.00 is Internally Generated Funds.