Accra, March 23, GNA – The Ministry of Youth and Sports on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chinese Government towards the construction of a stadium in Cape Coast, the Central Regional capital.
The 15,000 seating-capacity stadium is being funded by the Chinese Government as their contribution towards the development of sporting infrastructure in the country.
The signing of the MOU was heralded by series of meetings between the two parties after a team of Chinese designers visited the proposed site.
Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Youth and Sports said the stadium which would serve educational institutions and football clubs in the Central Region is in fulfillment of Government’s promise to construct a stadium in the former national capital.
He said the signing of the MoU signifies the intent of the two parties to collaborate effectively towards the construction of the stadium.
The Minister expressed Government\'s gratitude to their Chinese counterparts for the stadium ‘gift’ to Ghanaians.
Gao Wenzhi, Economic & Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana said the MOU is as a result of 20-days of works by designers and architects at the project site and with collaboration other stakeholders.
He announced that construction will commence in October after final study of the project details.
Wenzhi reiterated that the partnership between the two countries dates back to the 1950’s in all sectors of the economy.
The Chinese delegation also presented an artist impression of the stadium to the Minister, who later signed the MOU on behalf of Government.