President Mahama on Tuesday, November 15 opened the multipurpose Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The project was funded by Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in partnership with Polish company, Trust Sports Emporium Limited.
The President in his address at the commissioning said it was in fulfillment of a campaign promise he made to the people of Bukom in 2012.
“When I appointed Ernest Thompson as Director General of SSNIT, he called on me at the office to discuss with me his vision in taking SSNIT to the next level. In our discussion, I disclosed to him two things that I wanted him to take into consideration. One of them was to build a boxing arena and gym in fulfillment of my promise to the people of Bukom during 2012 campaign so that we can develop boxing talents in the Bukom area.”
The 4,000 capacity area is an open air edifice with other facilities such as conference hall, aerobic center, an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball court, a tennis court, and weightlifting hall.
See photos of the facility below: