After government making its intentions clear to reconstruct the Nkawkaw Sports Stadium, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah has today, Thursday, September 4, 2030, cut the sod for the commencement of the project.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Isaac Kwame Asiamah MP for Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region, on behalf of Present Akufo-Addo, performed a groundbreaking ceremony to start the reconstruction of the Nkawkaw Sports Stadium.
The Nkawkaw Stadium, which is the home ground of Division Two side Okwahu United was one of the most popular facilities in the country but had been abandoned for it to deteriorate for almost 30 years.
H.E. Akufo-Addo has always reiterated his desire to put in place sports infrastructure for the development of sporting events across the country.
At the moment, 10 multi-purpose Youth and Sports Centres of Excellence are being constructed with some nearing completion.
This forms part of Government’s broader programme to develop sports infrastructure across the country. This stadium reconstruction, funded by the Middle Belt Development Authority from their one-constituency-one million dollars budget amounts to the tune of 27 Million Ghana Cedis.
After completion, Nkawkaw Sports Stadium will have FIFA standard pitch, Olympic standard 8-lanes tracks, multipurpose court, 10,000 spectator seats and hostel facilities.
In attendance were the Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Middle Belt Development Authority, Hon. Joe Danquah and his Deputy, Madam Joyce Opoku Boateng, Eastern Regional Minister who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Hon Eric Kwakye Darfour, Municipal Chief Executive of Nkawkaw, Hon. Yaw Owusu Addo, MD for Ghana Publishing Board, Hon David Asante, His Royal Highness Daasebre Akuamoah Agyepong II, CEO of Green Grass Technology, and Mr Frank Boahen.