The CEO of Trust Sports Emporium Limited (TSEL), Kwabena Amponsah Dapaah, says his outfit has instituted a special maintenance vehicle to maintain the newly constructed swimming pool at the multipurpose sporting facility at Bukom in Accra.
The veteran sports administrator pledged a strict maintenance regime for the facility which was recently commissioned as part of facilities at the multipurpose sporting complex.
He observed that due to its closeness to the sea, the facility could be exposed to corrosion and in its place an outfit court and protect it from wear and tear.
“We have created a special maintenance structure to cater for the pool and its related infrastructure to ensure it withstands tough climate conditions and any external hazard that may come its way,” he told the Graphic Sports in on interview at the premises of TSEL last Wednesday.
He described the pool as comparable to any world class facility, stating that it was of International Swimming Federation (FINA) state-of-the-art approved standard.
“Everything is electronically controlled, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region,” he told the Graphic Sports.
The pool will be tested from March 5 to 8 when the country hosts the 7th Africa Zone 2 Swimming Championship comprising 20 countries.
Team Ghana will be led by sensational swimmer Abeiku Jackson and Ryan DeGraft Ackun, who are eager to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
The countries for the international event are Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Senegal Gambia, Central African Republic, Gabon and Dr Congo.
The rest are Congo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad and Cameroun.