The $1.8 million world-class Youth Resource Center in Koforidua in the Eastern region of Ghana was on Wednesday December 27 inuagurated by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
It is the old Koforidua Sports Arena which has been restored and changed over into the youth resource entre with numerous other brandishing infrastructure added to it.
The 5,000-capacity facility which started in March 2018 is to help unearth and nurture sporting talents in the Eastern Region. The facility now has various sporting disciplines such as soccer, athletics, table tennis, handball, volleyball basketball, sports complexes among others.
The refurbished Koforidua youth resource centre consists of a standard FIFA pitch, eight-lane tartan tracks for athletics, a gymnasium and centres for taekwondo, badminton, a restaurant, an entrepreneurship centre to train the youth and a career counselling centre among others.
The elite edifice will also be utilized for hosting the 13th African Games at Borteyman and the University of Ghana which falls off in March 2024.
The Koforidua Sports stadium fills in as a forerunner to the dispatching of nine other comparable edifices across Ghana. The stadium was unveiled by the President of the land with a ceremonial kickoff for a soccer match between Kotoku Royals and Black Satellites.
Meanwhile, similar facilities were being provided in various parts of the country, according to the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his speech.
The commissioning of the Koforidua Sports Stadium solidifies President Akufo-Addo’s legacy as a champion of sports development in Ghana and stands as evidence of his transformative vision.