Gh¢2m approved for first phase of Nkawkaw sports stadium facelift – Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng

An amount of Gh¢ 2 million has been approved by Ghana’s middle belt development authority to allow for the redevelopment of the Nkawkaw sports stadium for the first time in its history.

This was disclosed to journalist by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the middle belt development authority, Hon. Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng on Friday after she met with constituency executives of the Nkawkaw NPP to inform and outline her plans for the constituency to them including the unity, development of the party and jobs for the constituents.

*”What is new today is that, for the first time in the history of Nkawkaw, there are plans already in place to redevelop the only sports stadium we have into an ultramodern arena. Therefore, in my capacity as deputy CEO of the middle belt authority, I have been able to make a strong case for the consideration of the authority to give us funding to redevelop the Nkawkaw stadium and fortunately for us, the funds has been approved by the Public Procurement Authority”*. She said.

According to the deputy CEO of the authority and the only female aspirant contesting five males for the Nkawkaw constituency NPP parliamentary seat, the only thing left to be done now is the sod cutting ceremony which has had to delay a bit due to issues surrounding the coronavirus but hastened to add that, she was optimistic that just after the issues on the pandemic, a day will be fixed for commencement.

*”Gh¢ 2 million has been approved for a start even though we know it cost so much and so we will tackle it in faces. The first face will include developing the park, the VIP, popular stand and a few others including rehabilitation of the dressing room”*. She added.

Hon. Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng further noted that, the authority will allow for Public Private Partnership and therefore any investor who expresses interest in any aspect of the project will enjoy their maximum support.

*”I think it is the mandate of the authority to engage PPPs as well as invite investors in this case. Again it should be noted that, a lot of paper works are on going and so all I can say for now is that we have come a long way and I think when the sod cutting takes place, all doubting Thomases will be assured that things are now on course for the attainment of an ultramodern sports stadium”.

Report by Nana Kwame Andoh

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