Heroesghnews.com as part of their fervent service to disseminate and bring to your doorstep authentic, reliable and undisputed news and information in and beyond Ghana, has visited some areas within Kumasi the Central Business District where the government AstroTurf projects are ongoing.
It was seen from the tour that many of the Projects were assiduously underway of construction, with only some few places were seemed to be delaying in some way.
Astroturf or Artificial turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were normally played on grass.
Heroesghnews report reveals that one of the fast moving of the Turf projects is the Tafo sakasaka pitch which has received massive face-lift due to the effective and efficient efforts put into it by the Municipal Assembly led by the Chief Executive, Hon Dr Fred Obeng Owusu.
Dr. Bawumia, in August last year at a Town Hall meeting mentioned that the government was constructing youth resource centres in ten regions as well as construction of astroturf pitches in some constituencies.
Speaking to Heroesghnews, the Municipal Chief Executive of Old Tafo, Hon Dr Fred Obeng Owusu stated that, Youth and sports are something paramount and very dear to the President of the Republic H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo as a result of this, he has introduced the astroturf projects which seeks not only to improve sports activities but to also refrain the youth from social vices.
He disclosed that, the 1 Constituency 1 astroturf pitch projects funded by the Zongo development Fund was under the auspices of the former Member of Parliament, Hon Dr Anthony Akoto Osei with green grass then but later, with effort put in place by the two ensured the advocacy for the astroturf, hinting that the about 99 percent complete work done plus several other projects like school projects shall soon be commissioned.
Old Tafo Pankrono Municipality over the two years has improved significantly in terms of infrastructural development after it was carved out from kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, there has been massive improvement on roads networks, infrastructure projects in the educational sector and proactive measures put in place to execute programmes and policies.
Meanwhile some Residents in the Municipality told this news website that, the tremendous improvement of the Tafo Turf actually was as the result of the competent administrative skills of the Chief Executive and the Former Member of Parliament in leading and advocating for projects and programmes for the people especially the youth in the Municipality, to ensure peace and fulfillment of President’s agenda of prosperity for all Ghanaians.
Hon. Dr. Fred Obeng Owusu MCE (0244879984)
by Rexkin Ohene Boateng.