Netizens Express Anger As $4 Million Azumah Nelson Sports Complex Lies Abandoned With Bush Covering It
- The $4 million Azumah Nelson Sports Complex has been left to rot and is covered with bush, which angered several netizens
- The multi-million dollar sports project was established in the 1970s to host football matches and was refurbished in 2007
- The complex's transformation into a youth and sports resource centre began in 2018, but there hasn't been much progress
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The Azumah Nelson Sports Complex underwent renovation in 2018 to become a youth and sports resource centre, but there hasn't been much progress. When the project started, the facility's renovation was expected to cost $4 million, but it has since halted.
According to a Twitter post by a Ghanaian sports journalist, the project has been abandoned for months, with shrubs growing all around it. According to the journalist's video, the contractor hired to finish the project gave up on it in October 2020 because the Sports Ministry did not pay him.
The sports complex is expected to have a seating capacity of roughly 10,000, an ICT Centre, a café, tennis courts, basketball courts, and boxing gyms when fully renovated.
Watch the video below.
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Netizens react to the video of the abandoned $4 million Azumah Nelson Sports Complex
Several netizens fumed when they saw the video of the abandoned sports complex and took to the comments to share their thoughts. YEN.com.gh compiles some reactions below.
The painful thing is that they will use taxpayers' money to do another rehabilitation when a lesser amount could have been used for serious maintenance.
Atebubu AstroTurf is also abandoned, and it’s full of neem trees. It’s awful
It's almost like people don't believe that the football pitches and tennis courts of the world's most famous stadia are mowed weekly. Maintenance doesn't take much except consistency.
The maintenance culture in this country is so bad. Misplaced priorities everywhere. Abandoned houses, sports complexes, production factories, and a lack of quality health facilities. Yet they think building a cathedral is the best decision for the country's development. Sad!!
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In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh wrote about some abandoned multi-million dollar mega projects in Ghana. Seeing enormous structures left in disrepair is upsetting, like the Saglemi Housing Complex and the Ho Youth Centre. Restoring such large projects may be difficult, given the high construction cost. Determining which tasks need to be developed and ensuring their completion is the responsibility of the government and other relevant authorities.
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