Ghana’s quest to host her first Africa Games lies in limbo as the land earmarked for the construction of a 50,000 capacity games village in Borteyman has been encroached by Estate developers, and rising residential communities.
Investigations conducted by Asempa FM indicates the Tema Development Corporation [TDC ] has taken over the land secured late President John Atta Mills for the construction of an Olympic side Stadium.
The residents mainly farmers , and menial workers bemoaned the total neglect of the community by the state, insisting they lacked basic amenities.
The report, filed by the Enoch Worlanyo Wallas indicates the Government hasn’t come to follow up in the propowed land since its was reserved for the purpose 11 year ago.
Chief of Borteyman Sherif Borkwei Bortei insist he cannot guarantee the land has not been encroached, since new residents have moved to the area over the period.
The President of Ghana Nana Akufo Addo inaugurated a 9 member committee to oversee the construction of an Olympic size stadium to host the 2023 Africa games.
According residents of Borteyman, they have been deprived of their livelihoods over the years, and at the moment the most important thing to them are social amenities live Hospitals and roads to link them to main the main city center in Accra and Tema.
Government is looking to spend over 200 Million US on the project that will see Ghana become the 13th host of the Africa games.
The residents maintains since 2009, no government official has visitsd the town, and have no idea of how a new Olympic stadium could be built in such town.