BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | email@example.com
THE MEMBER of Parliament for the Krowor Constituency, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has cut the sod for the construction of the first ever multi-purpose Astro Turf at the Nungua Methodist Church and school compound to develop sporting talents.
The modern sporting facility, according to the MP, is aimed at nurturing and developing sports talent amongst the youth and it is expected to be completed in six weeks.
At the sod-cutting ceremony at Nungua Methodist last Saturday, Mrs Quaye, who is also the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, said “this is the fruition of the dreams that we (with the youth) had together.”
“Today, we are here to cut the sod for the construction of an Astro Turf in Krowor, the first of its kind. I’m a Member of Parliament for Krowor because of the youth. The youth love me and I’m here as Member of Parliament, because I was heavily supported by the youth, who are mostly footballers, and they gave me their support and I cannot get this far and forget them. It is not possible.
“We are seeing this because of the dream that we had together. This is the fruition of the dreams we had together. We are constructing Astro Turf all over the place, and more importantly, we will have a bigger sports complex at the Royal Park.”
“It is so exciting to know that the people you love so much are getting what they want. We came to power as a government to meet the needs of the people. We came to power to meet the expectations of the people. We cannot rest until we have achieved result,” the excited MP expressed.
Mr Joshua Bortey, the Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the Krowor Municipal Assembly, commended the MP for the initiative and said the facility would be of a tremendous help to the assembly and the people.
According to the MCE, as a sportsman himself who won many laurels during his school days at the University of Ghana, he believes the turf will put Nungua in the limelight.
“This project is my project. Honourable Afoley Quaye has brought my project for me. As an assembly, we will support Honourable Aforley Quaye. We will support President Akufo-Addo and Honourable Quaye to execute all development projects that are required for the Nungua people to benefit.”
Mr Kweku Bamfo Boateng, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Slemco, the contractor for the project, said the project consists of Astro Turf, solar floodlights from Philips International, and wifi from Sitel of Germany.
The wifi, he said, would give free internet access to school pupils during school hours to be able to do research and everything the needed to do during school hours.
“We are going to do 10 of such projects in Krowor; we are doing 5000 in the whole of Ghana but the first 10 in Krowor because Honourable has proven that she loves her people and she would always do things for her people without even considering what it takes,” the CEO said.
Mr Boateng said apart from the Astro Turf, there are a multipurpose court, volley, tennis and basket ball courts, a gym, a dance studio, a café, washrooms and a clinic.
He said 20 youths would be trained as instructors at the centre to train users on how to keep themselves fit.
Source: Ghana/dailyheritage.com.gh/April 18, 2019