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2023 African Games: Gov't spent $195 million on infrastructure - Sports Minister

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghana's Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif, has disclosed that the cost of infrastructure for the 2023 African Games is a little over over $195 million.

He made this known on Monday at a press briefing.


The infrastructure includes the newly constructed Borteyman Sports Complex, the completed University of Ghana Stadium, and renovated campus accommodations serving as the Games’ Village.

"The funding of the projects, relating to the provision of facilities for the hosting and organisation of the Games, was good as all the contractors have been paid," he said.

"The total contract sum for provision of facilities for the Games, approved by this August House, amounted to $195,2555,153.74."

According to the breakdown he provided, Borteyman, which was constructed by Contracta Construction UK Limited, cost $145, 086,057.54, Consar Limited's University of Ghana Stadium cost $34,102,135 while the Games Village, given to Mawums Limited, also came at a cost of $16,066,961.20.

The 2023 African Games commenced on Sunday, March 3, with the opening ceremony set for Friday, March 8.

Ghana is hosting 53 countries with over 13,000 elite athletes, sports technocrats, technicians, and officials, alongside volunteers, are expected to participate in the African Games.