Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Tuesday, November 24 commissioned the Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Sports Complex at New Fadama, Accra.
The facility which was named in honour of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Sports Complex is part of government’s efforts to improve sports infrastructure in the country.
The project becomes the newest addition to government’s ‘one constituency one Astroturf’ program which also has edifices in Madina, Walewale, Kyebi, Tafo and more.
Minister for Zongo and Inner City Development Mustapha Hamid, Board Chairman of the Zongo Development Fund (ZoDF) Rear Admiral Mohammed Munir Tahiru (rtd), Superintendent Husein Abdur Rahim Husein of the Ghana Police, the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu representative of the Ghana Peace Council and Chiefs were part of the dignitaries present at the handing over ceremony.
Speaking at the double Ceremony dubbed the Zongo for Peace and Development (ZOPAD) organised by Ministry of Zongo and Inner City Development and commissioning of Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu Sports Complex, Bawumia said the President Akufo-Addo has kept his word.
Bawumia believes the youth of Fadama and the surrounding areas who are so passionate football will benefit from the facility and hopes the nation will get many talents.
He added that the Zongo Communities have produced great players for the nation both domestically and internationally which include Sulley Muntari, Baba Yara, Mohammed Polo among others.