Neenyi Ghartey VII Paramount chief of Winneba believes Ghana can win many international medals in sports if there were available sports facilities for athletes to train and camp.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ sensitization workshop on Public Private Partnership (PPP) project for the National Sports College, Winneba at the Windy Lodge Hotel, Neenyi Ghartey blessed the project and prayed that it would attract the best investors and be maintained to last for a long period. He assured the college of total support on the land.
He said the project is expected to take off in 2017 and construction would be done in phases. The private partner has opportunity to operate for ten years before hand over to government and between 400 to 500 jobs shall be created for the people of Winneba
Erasmus Adorkor, Director of the National Sports College reiterated the benefits of the new college as being able to organize and host international events in the sub region of west Africa, engagement of the youth to see super stars and idols when there is a tournament, camping place for local and international clubs and teams, center of excellence for training of rising stars, as well as tourist site.
He assured that it would be disability friendly with the provision of facilities and equipment for para sports.
Jayanthi Ramachandran, principal consultant of CRISIL from South Africa an expert in construction of sports facilities and Preter Engelbrecht of SMEC made presentations on the project.