Ghana@63: Baba Yara Sports Stadium shutdown for repair works ahead of anniversary

The Baba Yara Sports Stadium

The Baba Yara Sports Stadium will be shutdown for repair works ahead of Ghana’s 63rd Independence Day Celebration, officials have announced.

The temporary closure of the facility took effect on Monday, February 17, 2020, a statement signed by acting Ashanti Regional Director of the National Sports Authority said.

“This is to enable the Youth and Sports Ministry and the National Sports Authority have ample uninterrupted time to fix official places of the stadium before the celebration of Ghana’s 63rd Anniversary Celebration”, the statement read.

Officials further noted that a “total renovation will however resume immediately after the celebrations”.

Located in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, the multi-purpose sports facility, with a seating capacity of over 40,000, will be the venue for this year’s Independence Day Celebration.

This will be the second time the event will be held outside the nation’s capital, Accra after it was held in the Northern Region in 2019.

The parade will involve personnel from the security agencies, schoolchildren and other notable organizations.

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Keith Christopher Rowley will be the special guest of honour for the function while the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and other dignitaries will also grace the occasion.

The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Consolidating Our Gains’.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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