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Countdown to 13th African Games, Accra 2023 and Commissioning of Sports Complex Marked by Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports

As Africa count down 25 days to the beginning of the 13th African games taking place in Accra Ghana between March 8th – March 23, 2024, Ghana’s minister for youth&sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif (MP) has commissioned a newly constructed sports facility, the Borteyman sports complex in Accra on Tuesday February 13 2024, as part of indications of Ghana’s preparedness to hosts the Games.

Below is the minister’s full speech during the commissioning of the new sports facility.

YOUR EXECELLENCY, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO,

MINISTERS OF STATE

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT,

MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF DADEKOTOPON,

NANANOM,

HER EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR MINATA SAMATE CESSOUMA, CHAIRPERSON OF TCAG AND AU COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT,

CHIEF DIRECTOR OF THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS,

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE,

COORDINATOR OF AFRICAN UNION SPORTS COUNCIL,

PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN SPORTS CONFEDERATIONS,

PRESIDENT OF ANOCA,

MEMBERS OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE FOR THE AFRICAN GAMES,

NATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATION HEADS,

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA,

DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUESTS,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

I stand before you once again with immense pride and excitement for another very important ceremony which propels us very close towards hosting and organizing the 13th African Games, Accra 2023.

Today marks a 25-day countdown to the Games after the initial 100-day countdown which most of us gracefully observed at Legon. It is also a significant moment to commission the Borteyman Sports Complex by the first gentleman of our great nation, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Your Excellency

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