Government seeks Chinese aid for indoor sports arena

Government seeks Chinese aid for indoor sports arena

- Nii Lante Vaderpuye, the Minister of Youth and Sports, says  government plans to build Ghana’s first ever multi-discipline sports complex with the aid of a Chinese grant

- Congo Brazzaville hosted the 2015 All African Games in her newly built edifice

- The Cape Coast Stadium, another funded project by the Chinese government is close to completion

Government seeks Chinese aid for indoor sports arena

Nii Lante Vaderpuye, Ghana's Minister of Youth and Sports

Nii Lante Vaderpuye, the Minister of Youth and Sports, says  government has firmed up plans to build Ghana’s first ever multi-discipline sports complex with the aid of a Chinese grant.

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The structure expected to be the first of its kind in the country will provide the platform for Ghana to develop athletes in lesser funded sports ahead of future competitions while providing a space for recreational activities and the opportunity to host international games.

Congo Brazzaville hosted the 2015 All African Games in its newly built edifice and Nii Lante believes Ghana should take a cue from the African country.

If Congo has done it we should be able to do it,” he said.

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The Sports Minister revealed to the media that he has ready held a meeting with the Chinese ambassador and exploring the possibility of getting a Chinese grant to build a Sports Dome.

I am looking at the long term vision of us having the first sports auditorium that will have swimming, weightlifting and a gymnastics arena,” Nii Lante said.

“A number of corporate bodies have also been engaged to ensure that this dream of owning an indoor arena becomes a reality.”

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The Cape Coast stadium which is nearing completion is also being constructed by Chinese contractors IPPR International Engineering Corporation and the indoor sports arena will be a second sports project to be funded by the Chinese government in the last decade.

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