Dr. Bawumia inspects Wa Youth Resource Centre


The Vice President, Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia, has urged management of Youth Resource Centres across the country to imbibe a culture of proper use and maintenance.

Speaking during an inspection of ongoing work at the Wa Youth Resource Centre, Dr. Bawumia said he is satisfied with the progress of work and challenged the contractor to meet the proposed completion date.

The project’s first phase is complete, according to the contractor, while the second phase is about 98 percent complete.

The Wa Youth Resource Centre is one of 10 such Resource Centres for which construction began in the then 10 regions before the creation of six additional regions.

Among others, the multi-purpose Centres will have football pitches, stands and other facilities for youth development and training to help them acquire the requisite skills in diverse sporting disciplines for the overall benefit of society.

During his interactions with contractors and management of the facility, Dr. Bawumia recalled that this year’s Independence Day celebration was held at the Resource Centre of Adaklu in the Volta Region; and emphasised that government is committed to ensuring the other Centres are also completed.

“I am very impressed so far by what I have seen. I have been told by the contractor that in a couple of months work will be completed. This facility is very important for Ghana, especially people of the Upper West Region and Wa.

“It is a multi-purpose facility, so hopefully it will help unearth talents in the many sporting disciplines and provide opportunities for their development. It will also help channel youthful energies to good use,” he added.

He indicated that the project is a promise government made and has delivered, and it will continue to deliver other commitments made to the people.

The Vice President was on a one-day visit to the region, accompanied by the Regional Minister, Hafiz Bin Salih, and other government officials.

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