Consultant Joe Hackman explaining a point on the exhibition board
A rich cultural performance yesterday preceded the ground breaking event for the construction of the multipurpose youth sports center of excellence in Yendi.
The Minister said “The president, Nana Addo wants me to let you know that Yendi will receive its share of the national cake; that is the multipurpose sports complex. This projects seeks to create jobs for the youth.”
Traditional leaders of Yendi, Naa Mahamadu Abdulai Bolin-Lana as well as the regent of Dagbon, Kampakuyanaa in separate words through an interpreter said “Government has lived up to its word, this facility when completed will go a long way to support the youth.
“It’s a major facelift and I would like to urge the youth to take advantage of it.
“The President believes in youth development. Yendi has produced quality and intelligent people.”
Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saed expressed joy for the yet-to-be constructed facility taking into account the use of sports to break the chain of poverty.
The almost $1.8m facility, expected to be completed in nine months will house a FIFA standard football pitch, eight lane athletics lane, ICT/Entrepreneurship, Counseling Centres, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a modern restaurant, washrooms, maintenance unit and flood lights.
From Kofi O. Aduonum, Yendi