Bawumia inaugurates University of Ghana Sports Stadium for African Games

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On Friday, March 1, 2024, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia officiated the commissioning of the University of Ghana stadium, also known as Legon Stadium, in a vibrant ceremony held in Accra. The completion of this 11,000-capacity facility positions it as the host venue for the upcoming 13th African Games.

During the commissioning, Vice President Bawumia highlighted the historical significance of the African Games, emphasizing its deep connection to the continent's past. He noted that Ghana's first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, played a pivotal role as a founding member of the Games, infusing them with the spirit of Africa and Pan-Africanism.

The theme for this edition, "Experience the African Dream," was explained as rooted in core values such as unity, independence, political and economic cooperation, and historical and cultural awareness. Vice President Bawumia expressed the idea that the current era represents the African Renaissance, with the continent poised to shape geopolitics and global economics.

Highlighting the United Nations' recognition of sports as a potent driver for sustainable socio-economic development, Vice President Bawumia stressed that Ghana is ready to host the world. He credited President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's government for the visionary decision to bid for and secure the rights to host the African Games, resulting in the construction of world-class sporting facilities, including the University of Ghana Sports Stadium and Rugby Field, and the Borteyman Sports Complex.

Acknowledging the challenges in constructing these facilities, Vice President Bawumia expressed confidence in the immediate and substantial returns they would yield. The African Games, set to conclude on Saturday, March 23, anticipates the participation of over 13,000 elite athletes, sports experts, technicians, officials, and volunteers. It stands as a celebration of the continent's exceptional sporting talents, fostering an atmosphere of camaraderie, unity, and the unique cultural diversity that defines Africa.

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