The Minister of Youth and Sports (MoYS), Isaac Kwame Asiamah, has approved plans to construct an Olympic standard swimming pool in Kumasi as part of the country’s preparation to host the 2023 Africa Games.
A team of technical experts together with the Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), Mr. Frank Quist, Director General (DG) of National Sports Authority (NSA), Prof Peter Twumasi, and Technical Advisor to the Minister, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, inspected sites at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and Kwadaso Estates for the construction of the pool on Monday 28th September 2020.
Preliminary report identifies that a site attached to the Baba Yara Sports stadium is a preferred location. However, the Honorable minister and his technical team will make a final decision on the suitable site after receiving report from the inspection team before commencing work.
Ghana edged out Egypt to win the hosting rights of the 2023 Africa Games. The decision was taken in Algeria back in October 2018 at the 3rd Specialised Committee Meeting on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC-YCS) forum of the African Union Commission Ministers’ session.
The Africa Games (formerly known as the All Africa Games) is a gathering of the continent’s best sportsmen and women from several disciplines including football, boxing, athletics, swimming, tennis etc and it is held every four years.