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A few months after the newly built Borteyman Sports Complex served as a major venue for the 2023 African Games, concerns about the poor maintenance and accountability culture of various sporting facilities in Ghana have become a reality.

The $145 million multipurpose Sports Complex has begun to host church services, sparking outrage among concerned Ghanaians.

The state-of-the-art Borteyman Sports Complex includes a 1,000-seater capacity swimming pool and a multipurpose sports hall capable of seating 1,000 spectators for events such as basketball, badminton, netball, table tennis, and weightlifting.

Additionally, the facility boasts a 500-seater temporary dome for handball, volleyball, judo, karate, taekwondo, arm-wrestling, and a five-court tennis complex.

In a viral video posted on the social media site X, people can be seen conducting a church service inside one of the domes of the multipurpose facility.

The video has caused widespread outrage and raised serious questions about the maintenance and appropriate use of the facility.

Further reports suggest that the church service was conducted by the leadership of Christ Embassy-Legon Central, who did not have permission to organize the event.

The leadership of the University of Ghana Students Representative Council (SRC) and the church had reportedly written to the National Sports Authority (NSA) seeking permission to take some students on a field trip to the facility, which has become a tourist attraction after the games.

NSA officials expressed shock upon discovering that a church service was held inside the facility without their authorization.

This incident has intensified calls for better oversight and management of the Borteyman Sports Complex to ensure that it remains a premier sports facility and is used for its intended purposes.

The National Sports Authority is expected to take measures to prevent such occurrences in the future and ensure the proper maintenance and utilization of the complex.

By Frank Appiah||Ghana