African Games 2023: UG Sports Director urges Gov to Speed up work at host Facilities 

African Games 2023: UG Sports Director urges Gov to Speed up work at host Facilities

The University of Ghana Sports Director, Dr Bella Bello Bitugu, has urged the government to speed up work on the hosting facilities for the 2023 Africa Games to be hosted in Accra.

Ghana is racing against time to get hosting facilities ready for the 13th Africa Games, which is less than a year away.

The university is expected to house the games’ village; with a dining area, medical hub, rugby field, and the University of Ghana Stadium, which has running tracks, located in the institution.

There are fears that work on these facilities cannot be completed on time for the opening ceremony of the games in August 2023.

Dr Bitugu believes the Ghana government can speed up work to meet deadlines and ensure Ghana is ready to host the 53 participating nations next August in Accra.

“We would be wishing, hoping, and desirous of hard work and speeding up things to be able to meet the deadlines,” he told Joy Sports in an interview.

“But clearly, we should be able to step up a little bit faster and more, so we get things sorted out and be ready for the games.

“We could benefit from a faster pace. Working faster and accomplishing a lot in a shorter period are always things that we desire when we are undertaking projects.

“We could certainly benefit far more and be even more hopeful and excited if we were moving a little bit faster.

“But all said and done, we are hopeful that we are going to host the games and we will be happy to be the eye of the world and Africa, especially.”

Meanwhile, the Borteyman Sports Complex, which will host 21 of the 23 approved sporting disciplines, is still at the foundation stage of construction.


By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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