The Konadu Yiadom Basic School Park in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti Region has been transformed into a modern-day artificial turf by the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC).
The move was spearhead by the Overlord of Asante, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and supported by the member of Parliament for Manhyia South,Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
The football facility with floodlights was constructed by artificial grass expert BLAG Ghana Limited under the GNPC Foundation.
It took a period of eight months for completion.
According to the contractor, BLAG Ghana Limited, the transformation of the Konadu Yiadom Basic School Park, forms part of GNPC’s several projects under construction across the country.
Speaking at the technical hand over of the park, the Chief Operating Officer of BLAG Ghana, Eddie Dankwa, said the artificial turf would provide footballers within the Manhyia South Constituency and its environs the opportunity to build their careers on a FIFA certified pitch.
Mr Dankwa was keen on providing more community pitches with quality artificial turfs to help in the development of football at the district level.
He, then, went ahead stating that “We have been in this business for a very long time and our focus is to continue providing our customers with the best of turf which the the Konadu Yiadom Basic School Park remains an example.
“The focus is to help give every community park a facelift with FIFA-certified artificial grass to help build careers from the grassroots,” Mr Dankwa said.
Dr.Dominic Kwasi Eduah, a representative of GNPC foundation, stated that the completed facility would serve the people of Manhyia South and the Ashanti region well.
He noted that the constructed pitch is proven to provide the most grass-like playability, adding that it will help prevent injuries to players within the community.
“This is going to help the whole of Ashanti Region”
On his part, Nana Kwaku Duah,Kokosohene who chaired the event expressed his profound appreciation to GNPC for funding the artificial pitch for the residents of Manhyia South.
He noted that the Constituency had bad pitches, and the constructed facility is timely since the youth can now have a better field to play football on and also be use for other social gathering.
Though he said the journey was not easy but was grateful to ASANTEHENE for for making it happen.
Source:Broadcastergh.com /Ayisah Foster