Government committed to reviving colts football in Ghana

Accra- The President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to revive colts football in Ghana at his 2nd State of the Nation Address (SONA) to Parliament.

In his address, the President noted that his Government is constructing a number of football pitches in the Zongo’s and across the rest of the country to aid in the revival of colts football, which has been responsible for the production of many talents, that have helped raised the flag of Ghana high in Africa and the rest of the world.

According to President Akufo-Addo, Government remains committed to the development of football in the country and would help produce more football talents by constructing and helping in Sports Development.

He noted that his Government would continue the process of passing the Legislative Instruments of the National Youth and Sports Act, and pursue the enactment of the draft of the National Sports College Bill, and create a Sports Fund to improve sports development in the country.

The Accra Sports Stadium, which had not seen any major renovation work since 2008 was captured in the president’s address saying we have begun the rehabilitation of the Accra Sports Stadium and in partnership with the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry and the Ghana Football Association”.

It would be recalled that Ken Ofori-Attah, Finance Minister in his 2018 budget presentation and economic policy to parliament announced that government would continue the process of setting up the National Sports Fund to aid the development of sports in the country, which would be used to improve sports development.

Source: Ghana News Agency