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21.11.2008 Sports News

Kufuor Inspects Cape Coast Stadium

By Daily Guide

PRESIDENT John Agyekum Kufuor has visited the site for the construction of the new stadium at Cape Coast to inspect the progress of work on the project.

In the company of the Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur, President Kufuor interacted with the construction engineers to learn at first hand the spate of work.

The managing director of High Brains, the construction firm undertaking the project, Nana Yaw Kisi briefed the President and his entourage which included Hon Kwamena Bartels, former Minister of the Interior and Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Hon. Asamoah Boateng, Minister of Information and National Orientation and other state officials who were with the President on his tour of the Central Region to inaugurate six projects.

The Cape Coast stadium which is one of three stadia the government has planned to build in the Central Region, when complete, will bring the number of pitches in the region to two. The first is the Essipong Stadium.

The Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur, noted sometime ago that a 32-acre land had been secured for the project.

The University of Cape Coast provided 18 acres of land while the remaining 14 acres were sourced from private individuals.

He said compensation for the land owners was being prepared by the Land Valuation Board (LVB).

Many occupiers on the land have relocated as their properties are being valued for government to pay compensation to them. By Emelia Ennin Abbey