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Govt committed to football dev.- Prez

THE PRESIDENT, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, has said his government remains fully committed to the development of football in the country.

The President made this statement when he gave his State of the Nation Address in Parliament yesterday.

He said his government is willing to improve the sport sector in the country. “We have begun rehabilitation of the Accra Sports Stadium and in partnership with the Inner City and Zongo Development and the Ghana Football Association, we are constructing a number of football pitches in the Zongos across the country,” the President said.

He added that the construction of the football pitches in the country would help in the production of talents of young age for national and international assignments.

He said “we are constructing a number of football pitches in the Zongos and across the rest of the country to aid in the revival of colts football which has been responsible for the production of talents like Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah.

“We would pursue the enactment of the draft national Sports College Bill, as well as create a sports fund to improve sports development in the country.”

According to him, the government would create a sports fund to improve sports development in the country.

The President further revealed that his government would this year continue the process of passing the legislative instruments of the National Youth and Sports Act and also pursue the enactment of the draft National Sports College Bill for sports development in the country.

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