We have not taken maintenance for granted – Asiamah

Government has not neglected their maintenance plans for the various state-owned stadia, according to Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah.

The maintenance culture at the country’s main stadia, ie, Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast, have come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks.

Revelations made in the Auditor General’s report on the activities of the National Sports Authority and the Sports Ministry, pointed out the absence of a maintenance policy for the country’s major stadia.

But Asiamah has defended his outfit, and is adamant government has done a good job with the maintenance of state owned stadia since taking office.

“Before we came in, Accra Sports Stadium was dead; now it’s back to life,” he said.

“When you go to Kumasi Sports Stadium, it’s closed down for renovation. When maintenance is not routine, we incur more cost to bring the place back to life.

“When we are done with renovation works, every venue will have a maintenance manual that will be followed religiously,” he added

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