Presidential Candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has assured the chiefs and people of the Upper East Region of constructing an ultramodern sports stadium in Bolgatanga to promote sports in the area.

He said the next NDC government would build regional sports stadia across the country to promote sports and wellness.

Mr Mahama made the pledge on Wednesday at a community engagement with the chiefs and people of Talensi in the Upper East Region as part of his four-day campaign tour.

He noted that apart from the regional sports Stadiums, mini modern sports stadia would be built in all districts to harness the sporting potentials of the youth.

He also said the sports potentials of the youth would be harnessed from the district to regional, national and international levels.

Mr Mahama reiterated the need to harness the youth’s sporting potential and said this will create jobs for them.

The next NDC government would provide opportunities for the youth to acquire free technical and vocational skills to enable them to go into entrepreneurship, he said.

It would also implement a free National Apprenticeship Programme by establishing centres in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the districts to provide free apprenticeship training by certified master craftsmen/women.

Mr Mahama, throughout his campaign tour, touted achievements in the education sector, and further educated the public on how to handle the ballot on the election day in order to avoid destroying them.

The NDC Presidential Candidate is in the company of Professor Joshua Alabi, the National Campaign Manager, Alhaji Sofo Azorka, a National Vice Chairman; Alhaji Mumuni Bolnaba, Upper East Regional Chairman; and Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, among others.