- Dr Bawumia cuts sod for work to begin on a multipurpose sports centre for the 6 Garrison of the Ghana Armed Forces
- The centre is the first of six such projects to be constructed for all six Garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for the construction of a Military Sports Complex in Tamale in the Northern Region.
The ultramodern project will be used by the Sixth Garrison Battalion and is expected to be completed in 2020.
The project is expected to cost an amount of GHS15 million, with contractors set to begin work immediately.
Dr Bawumia said the project is in fulfilment of a promise made by President Akufo-Addo in October 2018 during a graduation ceremony of some officers of the Ghana Military Academy in Accra.
Addressing a durbar after the sod cutting, he said government is committed to transforming the security services into world-class institutions.
According to him, the security services will be equipped with modern infrastructure to be able to enhance their operations.
He pointed to the Barracks Regeneration Project, Phase One, as another project which government is on the verge on completing.
The Vice President also mentioned the Defence Health Initiative Project, which would also be completed soon.
The project comprises the 500-bed military hospital at Apari in the Ashanti Region and is 70% complete, he said.
He added that the Akufo-Addo government has the development of youth and sports at heart and will not disappoint.
When completed, the Military Sports Complex in Tamale will have a stadium, gymnasium and outdoor courts.
The centre also occupies a total area of 15 acres for structures and a 10-acre open space, and has a total capacity of 5,000.
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