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|Title: ||Accra Turf Club (Abeka)|
|Authors: ||Addy, Solomon|
|Issue Date: ||22-Mar-1997|
|Series/Report no.: ||2335;|
|Abstract: ||By creating the opportunity for fun, exercise, excitement and recreation; sports in various ways has the quality of providing an atmosphere by both participants and spectators.
Sports and its spin-off effect on free time activities, including entertainment and tourism will shortly become one of the largest growth areas for investment seen this century. This assertion holds true on the present sporting scene in Ghana. Although this sector is predominated by a few regular activities such as football, boxing and tennis; other sporting disciplines have rapidly gained interest from the sports loving public.
The “sport of kings” (horse racing) in Ghana, has recorded a remarkable growth and following. The introduction of the sport in 1925 and its continuous development has created the opportunity for both local and foreign lovers of horse racing to continue enjoying this unique sport. This has also lifted Ghana’s sporting image internationally.
The potential of horseracing to sports, tourism and economic development is enormous. This potential has been recognised by the government and steps are being taken to improve and promote the sport. The present racing activity in the country leaves much to be desired. Careful planning; reforms and restructuring of this sector has been proposed and the process towards achieving this goal has been put into motion.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1997|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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