Sporting activities News of Thursday, 4 March 2021
Supply: Michael Ansah, Contributor
Artificial grass gurus BLAG Ghana Constrained and the Ghana Nationwide Petroleum Company (GNPC) have handed over the Apenkwa Artificial Turf to the local community immediately after its completion.
The 11-a-aspect turf, which was sponsored by the GNPC Basis, took a year to be done at a price tag of GH¢1.3 million.
The state-of-the-artwork pitch, which involves fencing and flood lights in order to give footballers inside the group the prospect to engage in at evening, was initiated by the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for the Okaikoi Central Constituency, Mr Patrick Yaw Boamah.
Talking at the inauguration of the challenge, the Govt Director of the GNPC Foundation, Mr Dominic Kwesi Eduah, spelled out his outfit’s vision to affect life via education, environmental jobs, as properly as the provision of social amenities, among the some others.
Expenditure by GNPC
Mr Eduah stated the construction of the Apenkwa synthetic turf shaped section of about 30 facility uplifts his outfit was engaged in and expressed his exhilaration at finishing it.
”Our outfit stays poised to effects the lives of Ghanaians and develop talents and in doing that we have to present services to aid their development system,” he said.
Mr Boamah, who led the presentation of the Apenkwa turf to the group, thanked the GNPC and promised to be certain that the facility is put to superior use. He thanked the Presbyterian Church in the local community for providing the land to be remodeled into an artificial turf which he reported would assist unearth and nurture footballers in the location.
Unearthing and nurturing skills
“I am happy that this synthetic pitch has been done and I am incredibly grateful to the GNPC for supporting the neighborhood.
“This is going to enable unearth and nurture abilities in the neighborhood and that is a very good thing for the youth,” Mr Boamah pointed out.
The Minister-Designate for Youth and Sports, Mr Mustapha Ussif, identified as for private participation in transforming community parks to synthetic turfs to provide the youth an possibility to make their skills.
Mr Ussif referred to as on the youth inside of the local community to make great use of the synthetic turf to help make additional skills in soccer.
“I think the synthetic turf is the way to go and I count on personal organizations to invest in the youth by means of the developing of these services in our communities,” he stated.
BLAG Ghana’s dedication
For his part, contractors for the facility, BLAG Ghana, as a result of its Main Working Officer, Mr Eddie Dankwa, explained that the Apenkwa synthetic turf represents the prime-high quality FIFA-accredited synthetic grass which provides fantastic enjoying features and allows stop injuries to footballers.
Mr Dankwa explained his outfit was dedicated to the transformation of pitches into artificial turfs and called on Ghanaians to embrace it.
“Not each individual artificial turf is licensed by FIFA, which can guide to accidents of footballers who enjoy on it. Our concentration is to assistance prevent that, as very well as give night soccer underneath floodlights,” he included.