As part of GNPC Foundation’s core objectives towards providing sports infrastructure, the Foundation undertook a sod cutting ceremony today August 5, 2019, to begin the construction of Artificial Turf at Atonsu in the Asokwa Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
This is one of the such projects to be done in the Ashanti region. Another one ongoing at Bekwai in the Region. Two will be done in the Western Region, Effia Kuma in Takoradi and Tarkwa T & A. One is earmarked for Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region whilst Koforidua in the Eastern Region will also have one.
The site plan for the project was handed over to the contractor who has six
(6) calendar months to complete.
The Executive Director of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation foundation, Dominic Kwesi Eduah who cut the sod said the turf which is a ” modern Barcelona standard type” will serve as a playing field for the entire municipality including the region. He stressed that the field is proven to provide the most grass-like playability and thus urged the authorities to take good care of it. The pitch comes with a fence, four (4) floodlights and a standby generator to provide light in the evenings when there is lights out.
This will make the facility usable at all times.
On his part, the member of parliament for Asokwa Constituency Hon.Patricia Appiagyei thanked GNPC foundation for honouring and accepting their proposal. She also pledged to do regular maintenance on the facility to preserve it for future use.
Mr Eddie Dankwah who is the chief operating Officer of the BLAAG Ghana Limited said, they are expecting GNPC foundation to give them go ahead to start the project but assured that, they will start it within three weeks time. In attendance were NPP supporters and the chiefs in the Asokwa municipality. Credit Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)