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Stakeholders Converge to Review Preparations for the 13th Africa Games

As preparation towards the hosting and organization of the 13th African Games, “Accra 2023” heightens, stakeholders have converged in Accra, the host city to review progress as we aim to make the Games a resounding success.

The seven-day stakeholders meeting begun on Wednesday 27th September, 2023 and expected to end on Wednesday 4th October, 2023 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra.

At the official opening of the stakeholder meeting on Sunday 1st October 2023, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon Mustapha Ussif in delivering the keynote address stated that he was very delighted to see the level of collaboration, cooperation, encouragement and support that Ghana continues to receive from the African Union Sports Council, Association of Olympic Committees of Africa, Association of African Sports Confederations, African Sports Confederations and many others expressing his conviction that Ghana would deliver if not the best, one of the best ever Games organized on the continent.

According to the Minister, the Government of Ghana is committed to developing and promoting sports because of the inherent capacity for personal and community development along economic, social, cultural and inclusive paradigms.

He further stated that due to the organisation of the Games, Government has made significant investment in the construction of world-class Sports facilities adding that it is evident by the remarkable progress of work ongoing at the University of Ghana, the Games village, Rugby pitch and also the Borteyman sports complex which will be transformed into a University of sports for development.

The Minister announced that for the first time in the history of the Games, the winning medals would be pure gold, silver and bronze.

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