The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif, has appealed to Hon Sampson Tangombu Chiragia, the Member of Parliament for Navrongo-Central, to grant him time to finish the Navrongo Sports Stadium Project by the end of 2023. The project has been delayed due to a lack of funds, but the Ministry has secured funding to enable the contractor to return to the site by the first week of the second quarter of 2023.
Hon Chiragia had questioned the Ministry about the project’s delay, specifically the second phase of the Youth Resource Centre/Sports Stadium. The Minister explained that the Navrongo project was one of ten regional youth facilities being constructed in Ghana. The initial plan was to complete all ten centers within a year by 2017, but resource constraints caused the Ministry to miss the deadline.
The Ministry has since staggered the projects, with five centers set to be completed each year, starting in 2022. The second phase of the Axim, Dunkwa-on-Offin, Wa, Dormaa Ahenkro and Koforidua centers is nearing completion, and the centers in Ho, Yendi, Nyinahini, Kaneshie, and Navrongo are scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.
Hon Chiragia emphasized the importance of the Sports Stadium to Navrongo and the Upper East Region, as it serves as a hub for sporting activities. He expressed hope that the Minister would fulfill his promise to allow the contractor to return to the project site and complete the work. Hon Chiragia reaffirmed his commitment to the people of Navrongo Central, particularly the youth, and their development.