The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, John Peter Amewu has cut sod for the construction of an ultra-modern astro turf facility here in Hohoe.
A large crowd from the capital and the
surrounding villages defied the heavy down pour early on Friday morning to
converge at the site for the ground breaking ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister
stated that the facility when completed would help in youth talent identification
and development in the area of sports.
He also said that the grounds would serve
as a multi-purpose facility for hosting durbars, funerals, concerts and other
The Energy Minister pledged the NPP
Government’s commitment to developing the area. “President Nana Akufo-Addo is
committed to developing the Hohoe Municipality and the Volta Region at large
the reason he gave the green light for the construction of this stadium despite
the request from many other MPs and ministers. We must reciprocate this love by
the President by changing our voting pattern”.
The people of Hohoe Zongo could not hide
their joy when he announced that materials had been acquired to complete the
refurbishment of the Hohoe Central Mosque.
Speaking to the contractor, Robert Coleman,
the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s premier Astro Turf Construction Firm,
Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited, he said, the facility would have a
standard full sized astro turf, a multi-purpose court, a volley ball court,
kids play ground, changing rooms and over 2,500 spectator stands.
Asked about whether he could meet the seven-month
expected completion target, he said it would depend on the availability of
“Some of the projects have delayed because
lack of funds. But the Minister is putting in a lot of efforts to ensure that
he raised enough funds to fund this project. The other individuals from this
community and the companies operating in this area must all come to support this
The One Constituency, One Astro Turf is gaining grounds as many MPs and politicians have bought into this idea. Very soon sod cutting ceremonies will be done for many other Parliamentarians in their constituencies.
By Times Reporter
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