Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, has disclosed government is committed to hosting the best-ever All African Games in the history of the competition.
According to Mr. Ussif, the government is working around the clock to ensure all facilities that would be used during the multi-sport event are ready in time for the games.
“What I want to make clear is that government is committed to hosting the All Africa Games in 2023 and we are working around the clock to ensure that we have the best African Games in the history of Africa,” Mr. Ussif said when he welcomed some members of a nine-member AAG Technical Committee to his office last Saturday.
“His Excellency the President (Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo) is totally committed and we are putting in place all the needed infrastructure to ensure that the teams that will come from all the 54 African countries and the various sporting disciplines that we are going to stage during the competition will have the necessary facilities and the platform to allow the competition to come on”.
The Technical Committee is in the country to, among others, assess Ghana’s readiness to host the games, as well as induct and orient members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2023 AAG.
The Minister also disclosed that during their week-long stay in the country, the Technical Committee will pay a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday.
“We know you will be visiting some of the facilities so we pray for traveling mercies. His Excellency, the President, knows that you have arrived and on Wednesday I will be leading you to the Presidency and he’s expecting you after all your induction courses and visitations.”
The 13th edition of the AAG is expected to be held in three cities: Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast on yet to be confirmed dates.