Manifesto – Youth & Sports

Youth Empowerment and Development

The next NDC government will:

  • Increase funding for the YES Initiative to GH¢25 million a year to provide more funds to grow and develop youth entrepreneurship;
  • Enact a new Youth Act to take care of emerging issues in youth development and consolidate existing related laws;
  • Refurbish the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in Accra to serve as a sports and recreational centre for the youth;
  • Retool and refurbish all eleven (11) Regional Youth Leadership Training Institutes;
  • Continue mainstreaming youth development issues into national development frameworks, plans and programmes;
  • Support youth empowerment through enterprise training, business support and the provision of micro credit.

 

 

Sports

The next NDC Government will:

  • Complete the New-Edubiase Sports Stadium in the Ashanti Region;
  • Build new sports stadia in the Upper West, Upper East, Volta, Eastern and Brong Ahafo Regions;
  • Revamp the Winneba Sports College into a full-fledged practical and academic human resource development centre affiliated to the University of Education, Winneba;
  • Systematically develop a new and effective system through public-private partnership in the management of our existing sports infrastructure;
  • Renovate and expand facilities at the El-Wak Stadium and redevelop the Nicholson Park at Burma Camp into a mini stadium in collaboration with the Military;
  • Construct a new multi-purpose indoor sports dome for basketball, volleyball, handball, weightlifting, table tennis and aquatics;
  • Revive the traditional Inter-Schools and Colleges sports programmes to help unearth talent;
  • Continue to support our various National Teams to qualify for and win laurels at international competitions such as the African, Olympic, Commonwealth and World Cup Tournaments;
  • Require the MMDAs to provide well-resourced sports infrastructure in all the districts to enhance the development of sports;
  • Introduce a policy for an ‘admissions quota’ for talented sports and other creative students in SHS and public universities;
  • In every region, one of the new community day senior high schools will be fitted and developed into a centre of excellence in sports;
  • Facilitate the establishment of a scheme to fund sports activities with particular emphasis on the lesser-known sports;
  • Continue to facilitate the recruitment of qualified technical staff at the district level as sports coordinators to help develop sports at the grassroots level.