Leading French sports equipment and sportswear company Decathlon have opened West Africa’s largest sports store in Accra.
The store which is located at the Junction Mall in Nungua, Accra occupies a 1,245 square meter area.
The store provides over 3,000 products across 40 sports ranging from popular sports such as football, basketball, swimming and cycling; to lesser known sports such as archery, hiking, kayaking and more.
The ceremony was graced by several dignitaries including Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanteng, Information Minister Mustapha Hamid and French Ambassador to Ghana H.E Francois Pujolas.
Minister of Trade Alan Kyeremanteng commended Decathlon for the ground breaking project in Ghana and highlighted the importance of the project on the relationship between Ghana and France.
“I want to commend Decathlon for making this investment in Ghana. If you have one of the leading companies in the world putting their faith in Ghana, then it means there must be something good about Ghana.
Ghana and France have had diplomatic ties for several decades and this will be enriched by the good work Decathlon has done here,” he said.
The company manufactures its own products and has a wide range of brands across sports which include groundbreaking designs such as Kalenji (running wear), Kipsta (team sports), Quechua (hiking and camping), Domyos (fitness), Artengo (rackets sports) and Inesis (golf).
Country CEO of Decathlon Ghana, Kwasi Tabury, also revealed the company’s plans of establishing factories in Ghana to facilitate the production of sportswear in the country.
“Production for us is key. And for us to provide quality at low prices we have to decrease the cost of production.
It is our plan to set up factories all over the country, to enable us decrease our prices and make sports accessible all over the country,” he added.
With its affordable prices of products, Decathlon offers sports users two (2) year warranty on all their products.
By: Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana