An Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) procedure have commenced for the construction of a new 50,000 capacity Olympic Stadium for the 2023 Africa Games in Ghana.

The stadium will be sited at Borteyman in the Greater Accra Region. The construction of one Olympic Stadium will cost an estimated $200 million.

A 9 – man committee including the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) president Ben Nunoo Mensah, Reks Brobbey, an Olympian, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, adviser to the Minister of Youth & Sport, Ms. Eva Otchere, a legal practitioner, Dan Kweku Yeboah, a sports journalist and Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare, a lecturer / researcher at GIMPA have been appointed to organize the event dubbed the African Olympic Games.

They were sworn in at the Jubilee House on Monday where the President of Ghana, HE Nana Akufo Addo urged them to handle the successful hosting and staging of the 13th African Games, the Olympic Games of Africa in Ghana.

Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare is chairman with Dr, Owusu Ansah as Chief Operating Officer and Reks Brobbey as Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

The 13th edition of the Africa Games, formerly known as the All African Games would involve 54 participating countries and 25 sporting disciplines. The Government, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority (NSA) must work closely with SWAG to ensure that Ghanaians are aware of the Games and also the athletes were well prepared and promoted for the Games by the media.

The image of Ghana is marketed as the most preferred sports event destination in Africa as Ghana prepares to host and organize the 13th edition of the Africa Games.

It is seen as an exciting period ahead for sports men and women and media practitioners in Ghana.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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