Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide has disclosed that government spent over GHC100, 000, 00 to renovate the Tamale Sports Stadium after the late vice president Aliu Mahama.
The renaming of the stadium took place over the weekend in Tamale in the Northern Region.
According to the Member of Parliament for the people of Ketu North, the ceremony that saw the Southern and Northern sector playing a match, the trophy and other events that took place are all in the sum amount.
“Late Aliu Mahama paid his due to the development of Sports and even in the construction of the former Tamale Sports Stadium, now Aliu Mahama Stadium.
“So there were a series of activities that were organised to honour the hero. Organizational cost, the Trophy, beyond the trophy GHC50, 000 was at stake as the cash prize but we were very modest in our expenditure,” he told Starr Sports.
The late Aliu Mahama who served under the administration of former president John Agyakum Kuffour was one of the founding fathers of Real Tamale United, a once powerful Ghana Premier League side now wallowing in Division II.