Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium is the new name of Tamale Sports Stadium after Vice President His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia christened the facility to the name of the former Vice President.
Officials of the sitting government(NPP) organised a ceremony on Sunday, December 10, 2017 to officially switch the name to the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama. The ceremony was led by the Vice President[Dr. Bawumia] on behalf of the president of the Republic of Ghana – purposely to acknowledge the hard-work of the former vice president.
His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during his speech hammered on the unclenched support of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama offered sports, particularly in the northern part of Ghana and to the most part of the southern part too.
“On behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, this stadium is officially named Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium,” Dr. Bawumia read
“This is in fulfilment of a campaign promise by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to rename the stadium after the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama should luck Don on the NPP to win power in the 2016 General Elections,” he added.
Vice president, Dr. Bawumia also highlighted the significant contributions of the late Vice President to the most popular football club in the Northern Region, Real Tamale United (RTU), serving as the club’s chairman and board member as well as purchasing the club’s first bus for them.
The late Alhaji Aliu Mahama was Vice-President of Ghana from 7 January 2001 to 7 January 2009, a member of the New Patriotic Party and was Ghana’s first Muslim Vice-President.