Odododiodio Youth demand Astroturf at Bukom Park

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Odododiodio Youth Demand Astroturf At Bukom Park


The youth of Odododiodioo constituency in the Greater Accra Region, have expressed their support for the construction of an Astroturf at the Bukom Park by the Coastal Development Authority (CODA).

The youth, numbering about 50 and clad in red bands, marched to the offices of Accra Metropolitan Assembly ( AMA)and Head Office of CODA and asked the leadership of the Authority and Assembly to fast track the construction of the artificial pitch.

The group chanted “We want turf, we want turf”.
Speaking on behalf of the youth, Nii Ayi Amatey Tahoe, the spokesperson for the group,stated that earlier this month officials of CODA and AMA held a public forum to seek the consent and support of Odododiodioo constituents regarding the construction of the Astroturf.

However, the youth suspected that some sections of the constituency were scheming to undermine the construction of the pitch, which was expected to be completed in six months.

Addressing the group, the Mayor of Accra, Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah cautioned the youth to take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

He further assured them that CODA and the AMA were in talks with constituency stakeholders to ensure that nothing impeded the successful construction of the sporting facility.

Coastal Development Authority has earmarked construction of two Astroturf at Bukom Park and Mantse Agbonaa Park in Odododiodioo as part of the constituency’s allocation of one million dollars under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) of the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives.

The Authority held two engagements to get the buy-ins of traditional authorities, Member of Parliament, Assembly Members, youth groups and religious bodies among others as part of consensus building process for the projects.

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