President John Dramani Mahama yesterday commissioned the brand new Trust Sports Emporium yesterday in Bukuom.
The 7000 seater capacity arena was constructed with funding from SSNIT has facilities such as a basketball court, a tennis court, a weightlifting hall and an Olympic sized pool.
The President said the completion of the boxing edifice was evidence of the seriousness his government has attachd to the nurturing of talent and the development of sports in the country.
“The exploits of the people of Bukom in boxing is well documented in history and various promises and efforts have been made towards promoting the sports in this area.
“We have delivered as promised not a boxing gym but a sports centre with an international standard boxing arena.
“The government believes that as a country it is not enough to pray and hope for victory in sports competitions.
“We must demonstrate our commitment towards the development of sports by providing all the necessary resources including the necessary investment in infrastructure to unearth and train the sporting talent that Ghana is blessed with.”he told various industry stakeholders present at the commissioning.