The Ranking Member on the Sports Committee of Parliament, Wisdom Kobina Woyome, has indicated that the committee will be touring the country to inspect the construction of Youth Resource Centres.
This comes in the wake of a JoySports investigation into abandoned Youth Resource Centres across the country in various stages of construction.
The Youth Resource Centres have been overtaken by weeds and reptiles following their seeming abandonment while works done on these centres are coming undone due to the delay.
Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, Wisdom Woyome said the committee will be touring the resource centres to ascertain the amount of work done among other things.
“The committee met and we met with the new Chief Executive and he showed us doing with regards to the funds which had come to him. So the committee decided that we will do a field observation to ascertain exactly what has changed with regards to the amount of money that are left to be disbursed for the various work to be completed as well as there is value for money … for what has been done so far,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Pius Enam Hadzide, has assured that the construction of Youth Resource Centres across the country has not been abandoned.
Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, Enam Hadzide explained that the delay was largely caused by the previous National Youth Authority leadership trying to complete ten projects at a go.
This he said had spread very thin the very limited resources available to the Authority to timeously complete the projects.
“When I assumed office in the August of 2021, I persuaded the governing board of the authority to allow us to prioritise and focus our attention on five out of the ten projects so that we can finish those ones timeously and put them to use and then go back to focus on the other five.
“In my view and in the view of management, if we did that we will be able to complete the projects on time and it will prevent us from spreading ourselves too thin, which has been the reason why the projects may have delayed when I assumed office in 2021 in August,” he said.
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