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2023 African Games: Veep Bawumia commissions University of Ghana Stadium

In a momentous ceremony today, the University of Ghana, Legon Stadium and the new Rugby stadium were officially inaugurated, signaling a significant boost in sports infrastructure in Ghana. 

The inauguration comes just days before the commencement of the 13th African Games, scheduled from March 8 to March 23, 2024.

Vice President Mahmoud Bawumia, speaking at the event, lauded the resilience and determination that led to the realization of this long-awaited dream.

“I am excited to be back for the commissioning of yet another facility, the University of Ghana Sports Stadium and Rugby stadium for the 13th African Games.

“The commissioning of these two facilities is another giant step of our preparedness by Ghana to host the African Games.”

Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, highlighted the crucial role played by the dedicated handlers in ensuring the timely completion of the stadiums, which will serve as hubs for athletic excellence and community engagement.

“Despite the challenges and all unforseen obstacles, we have remained resolute in our efforts to provide rapid and suitable solution to them and this is the beautiful evidence we can all see today.

The 13th African Games carries immense significance for our national development. Beyond the competition, the facilities will serve as a catalyst for progress, growth and development.”

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon, Mrs. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, expressed profound gratitude to Ghanaians for their support and enthusiasm towards the project.

She emphasized the significance of these facilities in providing a platform for the training and nurturing of quality athletes, both in the short and long term.

“The University of Ghana is proud to host this magnificent stadium and other sports facilities. The 13th African Games has no doubt brought enormous infrastructure development to this country.

“This investment promises to bring immense benefits to the development of Sports in Ghana and the University of Ghana.”

The official inauguration of the University of Ghana, Legon Stadium and the new Rugby stadium stands as a testament to Ghana’s commitment to sports development and underscores its readiness to host the upcoming 13th African Games with pride and distinction.

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