The Senchi Community in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region can now boast of infrastructural development on sports as the National Youth Authority (NYA) has awarded a contract for the construction of a new astroturf for the people.
The project, which was awarded to a contractor on Monday, July 31, 2023, followed the sod cutting for works to begin on the facility at Senchi Methodist School Park.
It comes after the signing of a contract between the government of Ghana and construction firm, Aid Day Ventures.
Works on the facility which will come with fencing and floodlights is expected to be completed within four calendar months. It is one of the four astro turf facilities to be constructed nationwide – the other three which are yet to be awarded on contract will be situated at Goaso (Ahafo Region), Yagaba (North East Region) and Pokuase (Greater Accra).
Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony on Monday, July 31, 2023, Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority, Pius Enam Hadzide acknowledged the efforts of President Akufo-Addo-led government on sports development through infrastructure in the country.
He indicated the government, in collaborating with his office, aimed at providing quality sports playing grounds for the youth to enable them to exhibit their talents and improve their skills on standard FIFA pitches.
The former deputy minister for youth and sports seized the opportunity and thanked the chiefs and elders of Senchi for making available the piece of land for the project.
Pius Enam Hadzide was optimistic that Aid Day Ventures, the construction firm in charge of the project, will deliver a quality job and complete their work within the given duration.
Responding to a request made by the Chief and Elders of the area to ensure that youth in the locality are employed in the project, he said their request had been granted since he had already discussed it with the contractor in charge of the construction firm.
Mr Hadzide subscribed that engaging the locals have the potential of boosting the local economy.
On his part, the Chief of Akwamu Aseibu and Adontenhene of Nifahene of Senchi, Nana Gyan Kwaku Dapaah II, advised the public to ensure the practice of maintenance culture and to keep the facility safe once it is ready for use.