The chiefs and people of Winneba have agreed to the reconstruction and development of the National Sports College into a Center of Excellence in West Africa.
Neenyi Ghartey VII Paramount chief of Winneba believes Ghana can win many international medals in sports if there were available sports facilities for athletes to train and camp.
Speaking at a stakeholders sensitization workshop on Public Private Partnership (PPP) project for the National Sports College, Winneba at the Windy Lodge Hotel, Neenyi Ghartey blessed the project and prayed that it would attract the best investors and be maintained to last for a long period. He assured the college of total support on the land.
Isaac Oware Aboagye, an official of the Ministry of Finance revealed that the project is estimated at $43 million and with the interest that people have generated for sports and recreation, the national sports college should attract the necessary funding for the project that would transform Winneba in the near future.
He said the project is expected to take off in 2017 and construction would be done in phases. The private partner has opportunity to operate for ten years before hand over to government and between 400 to 500 jobs shall be created for the people of Winneba
The project involves the construction of a multi purpose sports hall, Astro turf football and hockey pitches, Olympic size swimming pool, hostels and cafeteria facilities, pavilions for officials and spectators, lecture rooms, computer labs and athletics oval with tartan tracks.
Erasmus Adorkor, Director of the National Sports College reiterated the benefits of the new college as being able to organize and host international events in the sub region of west Africa, engagement of the youth to see super stars and idols when there is a tournament, camping place for local and international clubs and teams, center of excellence for training of rising stars, as well as tourist site.
Last modified: August 13, 2018