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Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of Youth and Sports
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Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of Youth and Sports on Wednesday inspected the tennis courts and other facilities under renovation at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra.

The new tennis courts, which are expected to be completed by January 8, 2010, has been provided with a new change room with well marked out demarcations to meet international standards.

Jimmy Castgna, Technical Director of Micheletti and Co. Ghana Limited, contractors on the project said the works on the courts which began three weeks ago, have been prepared to withstand the threats of the weather and assured the minister that, it will stand the test of time.

Mr Pelpuo expressed satisfaction with the renovation works on the courts even though he expressed some reservations at certain portions.He, therefore charged the contractors to ensure that areas which have not been completed are done in due time.

The minister said the new courts, was a representation of a facelift in Ghana sports for the nation to capably hunt for more talents in the discipline.

Mr Pelpuo said government is keen on developing all sporting disciplines in the country, hence the decision to expedite action on the renovation of the courts which were put out of use during the renovation of the Ohene Djan Stadium for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

He said plans are in place to construct multipurpose courts in all the regional capitals as part of efforts to develop sports in the country. This, he said will help in the acceleration of sports development in Ghana, adding that his outfit is keen on promoting and developing all sporting disciplines in the country.

Mr Pelpuo said the provision of multipurpose courts in all the regions will bring sports facilities to the doorsteps of the youth to whip up their enthusiasm in sports.

The minister, however, charged the Ghana Table Association (GTA) to use the opportunity to hunt for more talents in the discipline, saying "provision of such facilities will ensure that talents are discovered and used by the nation to achieve the needed results".
Source: GNA

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