On Thursday, December 14, 2023, Parliament approved a GH¢195.7 million budget presented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, aimed at financing various sporting activities in 2024, with a primary focus on the upcoming 2023 Africa Games to be hosted in Ghana.
Minister Mustapha Ussif highlighted key allocations, emphasizing the ongoing construction of significant sporting facilities.
Notably, the development includes the construction of the largest aqua centre in Africa, a 1,000-seat multi-purpose hall for indoor games, and five tennis courts with a 1,000-seat capacity.
Additionally, the University of Ghana Stadium, designated for hosting some games, has undergone comprehensive revitalization and modernization, nearing completion.
“With this massive work that we are doing, we can only ask this honourable House to support us by approving this budget so that we can finish our preparations for hosting the entire continent here,” he said as quoted by graphicsportsonline.com
“We are expecting over 5,000 athletes, 3,000 officials, 2,000 volunteers and an expected one billion online and global viewers,” he added.