Friday, February 23

Ga Mantse Assures LOC For Accra 2023 Support For Hosting African Games

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2023 Africa Games called on the Ga Mantse, His Royal Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, on Monday.

The visit was to commiserate with him over the death of his father, the late Dr. Ebenezer Tackie, and also brief him on preparations made so far for the 2023 Africa Games.

Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the LOC, expressed condolences to the Ga King for the loss of his father.

He noted that all the facilities for the hosting of the African Games were ready and that Ghana would be ready to host the rest of the continent between March 8 and 23, 2023.

According to Dr. Ofosu Asare, Ghana now has modern athletics tracks at the University of Ghana Stadium, the Aquatic Center at the Borteyman Sports Complex, and tennis courts, among many other sporting facilities.

He said the new facilities put Ghana in the right position to host other international sporting events after the African Games.

Dr. Ofosu Asare announced that plans were in place for the launch of the games 30 days before, and the Ga Mantse would be invited to grace the occasion.

His Royal Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II commended the LOC for putting in place the needed facilities for the hosting of the games in Accra.

He said the various sporting facilities spread across the capital would reduce social vices among the youth as they would be kept busy by engaging in sporting activities.

His Royal Majesty noted that he had initiated talks with some international outfits and that his team was excited to build a modern sports complex in Accra.

He assured the LOC of his support for the hosting of the games and urged them to ensure that international athletes and officials were brought to his palace for blessings.

The 2023 African Games will officially commence on March 18 and end on March 23, 2024, with the opening ceremony fixed for the University of Ghana Sports Stadium.

Source: William Ezah