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World Cup cash to fund 3-star hotel

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The financial reward of Ghana’s participation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup will be channeled towards the construction of a three-star hotel at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram in the Dangbe West District of Greater Accra Region.

The hotel with an Olympic-size swimming pool amongst other facilities will serve as a major camping base for the various national teams and also operate as an income generating venture.

Ghana reaped 11 million US Dollars after taxes for reaching the last eight of the first ever Mundial on African soil, South Africa and Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Youth and Sports said at an interaction with the media on Tuesday that the hotel facility was amongst the consideration of a legacy project for the country.

Ms Dansua said there were many proposals with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in respect to the legacy project and the three-Star hotel project received an almost positive response.

“The parties have not finalized discussions, and the project can only take off after all parties have consented to it.

But for the recent problems between the GFA and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), discussions would have been advanced according to the Minister.

Ms Dansua confirmed that the cash was still in Government coffers and will be channeled through for the approved project at the right time.

The project, she said, will be synonymous with Ghana’s heroics at the Mundial which saw the Black Stars become the first African team after Cameroon and Senegal to reach the quarters of the World Cup.

Source: GNA

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