The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 13th African Games, dubbed Accra 2023, is determined to host a mega competition come March 8, 2024, the commencement date for the continental multi-sport event held every four years.
The Committee, chaired by Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare, is liaising closely with the Government of the Republic of Ghana through the Ministry of Youth and Sports to make the Games a great success.
The sector minister, Hon. Mustafa Ussif, deserves commendations for his continuous support and encouragement in this endeavour.
All the members of the Committee are collectively pushing and prosecuting the agenda. Meanwhile, the Media and Communications Committee has been tasked to ensure that the publicity is upped and the Committee is strategizing to achieve this task.
Vice chairman of the media and Communications Sub-Committee, Ahmed Osman said: “We have started implementing the strategies. We have been on various radio stations to discuss the benefits the nation will derive from the Games as the host, for the first time in the history of the Games.”
Ghana, a beacon of Africa in all endeavors; Democracy, Rule of Law, Sports, a Stable Country, and all the positives had not hosted the Games, (African Games, not All African Games).
The nation will benefit tremendously from hosting the Games. These include jobs, tourism, financial stability of the currency, and the expansion of the national and local economy.
Currently, the road around the Borteyman site, which is the main center for the Games has achieved over 80% completion.
The area is around the Zoomlion head office and is between Adentan and Tema West Municipalities both in the Greater Accra Region.
Also, with the provision of sports infrastructure at the University of Ghana, Legon, and the Borteyman, Ghana will have a quasi-capacity to be hosting international and national competitions.
“Presently, the nation does not have any accredited facility to host any international tournaments. (sad,). Therefore, hosting the Games is a blessing to our budding athletes and stars of our beloved nation,” he stated.
“All hands must be on deck to achieve the objective of the nation hosting this mega Games and winning more laurels (this not these).”