Venue for Greater Accra Independence Day celebration in deplorable state

Preparations are underway at the Tema Sports Stadium ahead of the Greater Accra Regional Independence Day parade to be hosted by the harbour city.

When the Daily Graphic visited the stadium, the venue for the event, the facility was being prepared.

This is the first time the regional celebrations are being centralised by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council.

Ahead of the March 6 parade on Monday, there has been a step-up in rehearsals by members of the various security and selected schools in the region.

Labourers had been hired to weed overgrown weeds, while some portions of the facility had been whitewashed.

The Tema Sports Stadium, which serves as the home ground of clubs such as the Tema Youth in the lower tier leagues, is, however, currently in a dilapidated state and would require an upgrade. The facility is in such poor state that it even poses a threat to human lives.

Plastic seats on the only available spectators’ stand has been ripped off, while the concrete slabs for holding the seats have been destroyed. Also, a canopy, which provides shade, was dangling dangerously, during a visit to the facility.

source: graphiconline

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