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Carlos Ahenkorah Builds Two AstroTurfs For Tema West

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The Member of Parliament for Tema West, Hon Carlos Ahenkorah with funding from the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with some corporate bodies are constructing two State of the Arts AstroTurf pitches in his constituency.

This has come to the youth and people of Tema West as good news as they have expressed their readiness to vote massively for their MP in the coming election to enable him complete the facilities.

At the sod-cutting ceremony, Hon Carlos Ahenkorah said as an MP, he had taken the responsibility of lobbying for good things for his people, saying that the two AstroTurf Parks as clear examples.

He said the construction of the parks will not only give the municipality a new look, but it will also boost sports development in the area and unearth talents among the youth.

He said the construction of the facilities is being facilitated by the GNPC.

According to him, the construction of AstroTurf has become a national issue and that MPs and other leaders are buying into the one constituency one AstroTurf idea.

Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah also enumerated that Tema West is full of talents and as the parks are constructed, many youth will take the opportunity to train and unearth the various sports potentials in them.

The construction of the facility which will be handled by Wembley Sports Construction Limited will house a pitch, a conference room, wash/changing rooms, spectator stands, panel mesh fencing and a flood light.

The MP has tasked the contractors (Wembley Sports Construction) to complete the project on time.

The MP also described the facility as a world class facility not only for soccer but other recreational and religious activities. 

“To those who benefit for the use of the park, nothing has changed, there is nothing to worry about. I must commend the owners of this land highly for allowing us to use it for a national and a worthy cause,” he said.

He mentioned that the facility when completed will provide a big platform for the youth in the area to showcase their talents as well as equip them with the needed skills to compete with the rest of the world.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited, Robert Tetteh Coleman stated in his address that “We are a solely-owned Ghanaian company and we believe that every community in the country deserves a facility of this nature. We have a policy of one constituency, one artificial pitch, and we intend to achieve this by 2020.”

He said his company is set to roll out over one hundred (100) artificial football parks across the country.

According to him, Wembley is facing some challenges such as blocking of roads when people are having funerals and non-availability of playgrounds but indicated that the problems would be over as he was in talks with chiefs, landowners and traditional leaders to help make land available for the project. 

Robert Coleman also appealed to corporate organizations and individuals, members of Parliament, Municipal and District Assemblies to come on board for the execution of the project “One Constituency, One artificial Football park” as the realization of such a project would help unearth football talents, protect players from career-threatening injuries, curtail juvenal delinquency since the youth would find a common and accessible playground.

He said, Wembley has the mission of helping the nation bud its sports disciplines and for that matter, give the atmosphere for that purpose.

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