2023 African Games: Mahama wants Ghana to withdraw from hosting event

Former President John Dramani Mahama believes that Ghana’s current economic situation makes it inadvisable to commit resources to hosting the African Games in 2023.

Ghana was awarded the rights to host the 13th edition of the multi-sport event in 2018 and has been preparing to host the continent in August next year, but Mr Mahama has asked the government to withdraw from hosting the games, citing the country’s economic hardship.

“If it’s not too late, we can pull out of hosting the Africa Games, as it will severely stretch our precarious finances by hundreds of millions of cedis,” he said in a speech Thursday night.

Ghana is struggling to complete infrastructure for the games on time, with the Local Organising Committee warning that any delay in the release of funds for the project could jeopardise their ability to meet deadlines.

The main venue, the Borteyman Olympic Stadium, is still under construction, and it is unclear when it will be ready to host the games.

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Source: 3news.com|Ghana




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