first_imgThe Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has renamed the National Hockey Stadium after the late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.According to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Chief Executive, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpujie, the facility will now be known as John Evans Atta Mills Hockey Stadium.The decision to honour the late president was taken in recognition of his achievements in hockey, particularly for ensuring the construction of the modern stadium just months after assuming power in 2009.Speaking at a special assembly meeting in Accra yesterday, the AMA boss said the renaming of the stadium was the assembly’s contribution to commemorate the first anniversary celebration of the death of the president.Over 50 members of the assembly present at yesterday’s meeting moved for the renaming of the stadium after the late President under whose administration the old national hockey pitch was rebuilt into a modern stadiumMr Vanderpujie noted also that the late President was a prominent sports administrator who at various times held different influential positions in the Ghana Olympic Committee, National Sports Council, Accra Hearts of Oak.last_img