The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 13th Africa Games to be held in Ghana has disclosed they have saved Ghana a whooping US$800,000 by paying less for the right to host the event.
According to the LOC, countries that win the bid to host the Africa Games are required to pay amount of US$2.5million to the African Union (AU) who are the owners of the Games, however, Ghana was able to negotiate her way through to beat down the cost to US$1.8million
The Chief Operations Officer for the LOC. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah who disclosed this in an interview commended his members for the good job done.
He also revealed that broadcast rights sharing for the Games was 70 per cent for the AU and 30 per cent for the host nation, but they were able to make a deal of 65 per cent to AU and 35 per cent to Ghana.
Ghana, would be represented by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Mustapha Ussif and the AU are set to sign the protocol agreement on Monday, October 11, 2021 in Abuja, Nigeria.
Dr Owusu Ansah mentioned that after the protocol agreement was signed, the LOC would launch the Games’ logo, mascot and slogan to officially kick start activities lined up for the event.