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Do not discriminate in astro turf distribution – Minority chief cautions Mustapha Ussif

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Sports activities Information of Monday, 1 March 2021

Supply: Michael Kofi Oduro, Contributor

2021-03-01

The Sports Ministry constructed some astro-turfs in the first four years of the administrationThe Sports Ministry produced some astro-turfs in the first four decades of the administration

The Minority Leader Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has cautioned sporting activities minister designate Mustapha Yussif not be bias in the design of artificial turfs.

At the vetting of Hon. Mustapha Yussif, sporting activities minister designate, the minority chief counseled the government on the provision of astro turfs in communities as he asked for continuation and growth of the A single Constituency One particular Astro Turf Task.

The ‘Once Constituency One particular Astro Turf Project was an initiative of Robert Coleman CEO of Wembley Sports activities Elaborate and launched in 2017 by the astro turfs expects. Obtaining significant improve from the NPP govt and its organizations, in excess of 50 pitches have been made with a amount of them either concluded or nearing completion. Although the government’s commitment to this course is applauded by numerous, the opposition NDC has criticized authorities above the discriminatory solution in the provision of ultra modern synthetic pitches which will come with flood lights, switching rooms, washrooms and spectator stands.

Noteworthy among the constituencies that have benefited from the astro turf job consist of Tema East, Tema West, Secondi, Wale wale, Ayawaso Central, Ablekuma Central, Madina, Adentan, Kibi, Bantama, Ofoase Ayirebi amongst others. These are all places which have or had NPP MPs at the time of building.

The minority chief Hon. Haruna Iddrisu cautioned the sports activities minister designate Hon. Mustapha Yussif not to be bias in the design of artificial turfs. He designed these feedback all through the vetting of the Yagaba-Kubori member of Parliament.

“I observe that the astro turfs are getting crafted in a most likely discriminatory fashion, I have noticed extra in NPP political constituencies than NDC constituencies. I can not count any MP from this aspect that is benefiting from the astro turf” the minority chief pressured.

The minority leader went more to dilemma the minister designate on regardless of whether he will be fair to all MPs with the 1 Constituency One particular Astro Turf Task.

Hon. Mustapha Yussif in his response confident that he will not discriminate in the provision of the ultra present day infrastructure. “Mr. Chairmam, offered the opportunity I will not have interaction in this discrimination. And like I claimed in my before response, if means are obtainable, we would want to get astro turfs in every single of the 275 constituencies” the sports activities minister designate assured.

Many ended up impressed with the effectiveness of Hon. Mustapha Yussif and is expected to be confirmed Minister for Youth and Sports activities.



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