Hon. Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah cut the sod for commencement of an astroturf on Kobby’s Park at Essikafoambantsem No 1. In attendance was the Chief Executive of GNPC Dr. K. K. Sarpong, Dr. Dominic Eduah the Executive Director of GNPC Foundation and other important guests.
The Member of Parliament who doubles as the Western Regional Minister has cuts the sod for the construction of two astroturfs, one at Airport Ridge Electoral Area(Sawmil Methodist school and this current one in Essikadoambantsem No 1, both in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly in the Western Region.
Both projects, which are expected to be completed by the end of December 2020 is to provide a standard football facilities for the youth.
In an interaction with the people, Hon. Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah noted that the projects when completed would help aspiring footballers and other sports in the area to nurture their talents.
He explained that Takoradi had a lot of football talents and that it was important that the needed facilities were put in place by the government to enable such footballers and other sports discipline to improve their careers to contribute to sports development in the country.
According to Hon. Kobby, as he’s affectionately called, the government was committed to unearthing many football talents through the construction of astroturfs nationwide, stressing that, the construction of the astroturfs would obviously provide a state of the art training grounds for footballers to grow their sporting career.
He also made it clear that he wish to urge the youth with passion for football and sports in general to take advantage of the new facilities, when completed, to build their career in sports to transform their lives wherever they find themselves.
Hon. Kobby urged the contractor to employ local artisans so as to provide direct and indirect jobs to the unemployed youth in the area, saying, this is an opportunity for the youth in the area to get temporary jobs to improve their living standards.
He further advised the youth who would be employed to be regular and desist from acts that had the tendency to slow down the project.
Hon. Kobby revealed that both projects would transform sporting activities in the beneficiary communities.
He urged the communities to take keen interest in monitoring the projects to ensure they were executed according to the plan agreed on earlier.