From Sara Amankwaa/Francis Owusu-Ansah .
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, has expressed satisfaction with the rate of work on the Multipurpose Youth and Sports Centre of Excellence, ongoing at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong- Ahafo Region, despite some few challenges the contractor was facing.
Mr Asiamah said he was highly impressed with progress of work on the facility, and commended the contractor on site, Mr K.A Dwamena, for the good work done so far.
In the company of Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa and Minister of Health, and some officials of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr. Asiamah said: “I am impressed and satisfied with the project, taking into account the complex nature of the site.”
He added: “I must commend the contractor for his high sense of innovation, having taken the initiative by adding some facilities like a hostel to befit a modern centre of excellence.”
The Sports Minister said every site has its challenges and Dormaa was no exception, because it required massive filling, according to the contractor, but his team has performed creditably.
“We have made our inputs by way of suggestions; we want him to do a good job,” the Minister said.
Dr. Agyeman Manu, MP for the area, also expressed satisfaction with the facility and thanked the government for providing a platform for the youth to exhibit their talents.
The Project Manager said the project was 70% complete and promised to hand it over before the end of this year.
The facility, which was one of the ten centres being built across the country, has a football field, tartan tracks, volleyball/basketball courts, ICT/Counselling Centres, and a restaurant.