The National Sports College situated in Winneba will not undergo the proposed renovation and face-lift due to government’s inability to provide funds.
This was revealed by Mr. Eric Nkansah Dwamena,Director of the National Sports College in Winneba when he said that a renovation project worth an accumulated amount of USD 1.2 million has been called off due to the failure of the state to raise a portion of the stated sum. He made this disclosure in an interview with Citi FM in Accra.
The Private-Public Partnership agreement was entered into by the government of Ghana and the World Bank to ensure that the facility which was established in 1984 would obtain an Olympic-size swimming pool,ultra modern office complex,football fields,training and conference halls and a multi purpose sports court.
Fifty five hectares of land was also acquired to execute the Private-Public Partnership project which was approved in 2011.
“There was an agreement but we could not fulfill our side of it.
“When we came up with the proposal we were supposed to fund the project.
“We were supposed to fund the project by contributing our part but we could not raise the money,” he confirmed.
He however failed to disclose the exact amount the state was expected to put up to make the project a reality.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports as well as National Sports Authority are yet to respond to the issues raised against the government.
Ghanamansports will keep the general public informed of any further development.