On Friday morning, officials from Ghana Gas’ Foundation accompanied the MP for Asokwa, Hon Patricia Appiagyei, and the Municipality’s MCE, Hon Akwannuasa Gyimah, to cut the sod for the construction of an artificial grass pitch.
A chain-link fence will be built around the four perimeters of the current standard pitch, which will begin construction in two weeks.
Dr Ben Asante (CEO) of Ghana Gas, speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, said that when the facility is finished, it will serve the people of Asokwa as well as the Ashanti region.
He said the pitch that will be built has been shown to provide the most grass-like playability, and that it can be compared to the one used by Spain’s famous Barcelona Football Club.
Madam Patricia Appiagyei, MP for Asokwa, spoke at the ceremony and conveyed her gratitude to Ghana Gas for coming up with the idea of an artificial pitch for Asokwa citizens.
She stated that the municipality had poor pitches, and that the upcoming facility will be beneficial to the youngsters because they will now have a better field to play football on.
Madam Appiagyei thanked the local authorities and the Municipal Assembly for their support of the effort, and she advised those in charge of the facility to take good care of it, including developing a tight maintenance schedule.
The MP pledged that change rooms for players and officials would be built, as well as a seating arena for spectators who would come to watch games at the standard stadium.