On Wednesday September 30, 2020, The Vice president of the republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia announced the government intention of building an Astro turf pitch in every district.
So far and per my checks, over 50 astro turfs have been constructed and more are under construction in the regions and it’s hoping to extend it to all rural areas.
“The government has constructed an astro turf pitch at Fadama, Kwawukudi among other areas in Accra but we have to extend it to every district due to the many requests we have received” he disclosed this on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen program.
I will personally laud the exemplary leadership qualities of the Youth and Sports Minister Hon Isaac Asiamah and its predecessor Mustapha Yussif for the good work done since the NPP government came to Power in 2016 not forgetting Ghana National Petroleum Corporation ( GNPC).
Although the past administrator of Youth and Sports couldn’t develop football in the country in terms of infrastructure, unlike his colleague Asiamah and Yussif have done under their watch as leaders of the ministry.
The chiefs and people of Nkroful, the hometown of the first President of Ghana in the Ellembelle District as a matter of urgency need a development in the area.
“Let’s try and recognize his achievements by constructing an Astro turf in honor of him” because there are a lot of talents here, and I know with an Astro turf they can realize their dreams through football”.
Kwame Nkrumah was born on September 21, 1909 in Nkroful, Gold Coast to a poor and illiterate family.
Nkroful was a small village in the Nzema area, in the far southwest of the Gold Coast, close to the frontier with the French colony of the Ivory Coast.
His father did not live with the family, but worked in Half Assini where he pursued his goldsmith business until his death.
Kwame Nkrumah was raised by his mother and his extended family, who lived together in traditional fashion, with more distant relatives often visiting.
He was the first prime minister and president of Ghana, having led it to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.
“To honour the first President, I Samuel Evans Enyan a Journalist at West End Radio and Domesticsportsgh pleads with the government and GNPC to honour the great man and his community to construct an Astro turf with modern facility to name after him”.
I am therefore appealing to the government especially the Sports Ministry and GNPC to consider building an Astro for the community and also give some educational scholarship to the youth in the area to further their education at the tertiary levels.
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