The corporate social investment arm of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has cut sod for the construction of an ultra-modern AstroTurf at the Effiakuma Police Park in Takoradi.
At a brief sod cutting ceremony on Friday 13th, July 2018 at Effiakuma, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GNPC Foundation, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II the Chief of Bibiani-Ahiaso-Bekwai who is also the President of Western Regional House of Chiefs mentioned that the move is to develop football in the region and Ghana at large.
“Just recently, the Sekondi Hasaacas Football Club was relegated from the Ghana Premier League which I think was lack of quality pitches so, we are here at the Effiakuma Police Park to cut sod for the construction of an AstroTurf for the entire community to benefit and to help lift soccer in the region again”, Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II said.
The Effiakuma police park has seen the rise of many football stars in the western region and would be expected to be transformed from a sandy football pitch to an ultra-modern AstroTurf by GNPC.
The project according to a close source will cost $250,000 and its expected to be completed and handed over for use in six months.