President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has affirmed government’s commitment to inject the needed resources into developing football infrastructure across the country.
The President, who was inaugurating the Alajo astroturf facility, at Alajo, Accra, on Tuesday, April 4 said the agenda was to see more football talents nurtured for the benefit of the nation.
“Football is a great passion of our people,” he noted,
He added that Ghanaians were not just obsessed with the domestic league and the fortunes of the national teams, but were also ardent followers of international football.
The Alajo astroturf facility was constructed under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme, and in line with government’s vision to make football pitches accessible to the youth to harness their God-given talents.
According to President Akufo-Addo, work on the project commenced in 2020, and its completion testified to the determination of his administration to fulfil its promises to the people.
“I am delighted that under my administration, many of such facilities have been constructed across the nation,” he stated.
He urged the people to maintain the facility to ensure its longevity.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif lauded Messrs Wembley Sports Construction, the contractors for a good job done.
Dignitaries who graced the occasion included Henry Quartey, MP for Ayawaso-Central, and also the Greater Accra Regional Minister, and a host of football legends.