Ghana plans to host 2038 World Cup

12 Oct 2017

Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has developed a 40-year national development plan, which contains plans for the country to host the World Cup in 2038.

As part of the plans leading up to this proposed event, the Ghana government will construct a new stadium, called the Black Star Stadium, which will not only have the best 21st century technology (including roofing with solar panels), but will be also be connected to road and rail networks.

Aside from the World Cup, the plan also suggests the hosting of other events like the Olympics. But this depends on whether Ghana fulfills the financial and infrastructural targets contained in the plan.

The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, believes that this must be actualized, if not for anything, but for the youth who are the majority of sports lovers in the country. Receiving the plan, he said:

“We must figure out how we can sustain the interest of key constituents, especially the youth, who will be at the helm of affairs in the not-too-distant future.”