Ho, Feb. 15, (Mensah) GNA- Mr Gabriel Yao Missodey, Volta Regional Sports Development Officer on Tuesday suggested to government to build a new Sports complex for the Sports and Exercise Medicine School under the proposed University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in Ho.
He observed that the current Ho Sports Stadium could not serve that purpose due to its limited land size.
Mr Missodey who made the suggestion in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Ho said the Council has acquired a sizeable plot of land near the Volta Regional Hospital which could be developed into the Sports and Exercise Medicine School of the upcoming University.
President Atta Mills said at the sod cutting ceremony for the proposed (UHAS) on Monday February 7, that his administration was securing funds to refurbish the Ho Sports Stadium into a sports complex to “add a lot of depth to the School of Sports and Exercise Medicine” as part the new University.
Mr Missodey explained that a sports complex of the proportion envisaged comes with several facilities which the 53.36 hectares Ho Sports Stadium could not contain.
“At the moment, the Stadium cannot contain two football fields as demanded by the growing population let alone other facilities,” Mr Missodey stated.
He said the new site, which has already gone through some level of registration is about “one mile square” and appropriate for a sports complex with additional facilities to support the School.
Mr Missodey said the nearness of the site to the Volta Regional Hospital was an added advantage and urged government to consider the Regional Sports Council’s proposal to develop that site.
He said the development of that site and other sporting facilities were under the Council’s four-year strategic development plan and hoped the construction of such facilities would boost sports in the Region.
Mr Missodey urged all District Sports Councils in the Region to take a cue from the fresh wind blowing in the sporting arena in the Region and re-organize their activities and programmes to reflect the times.
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