La Dedakotopon gets GH?2 million ultra-mordern artificial pitch
The La Dadekopon Municipality within the Greater Accra region has received a major boost that will see the transformation of the La Town Park into an ultra-modern astro turf to enhance sports development in the area.
Date Created : 5/4/2018 8:00:16 AM : Story Author : Christian Kpesese/ ghanadistricts.com
The project is by the kind courtesy of McDan Shipping Company.
The GH?2 million estimated artificial park to be constructed by the Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited is expected to be completed within four months.
Excitement and a sense of gratitude are what characterized the sod-cutting ceremony on Wednesday at the proposed construction site in anticipation of the grand finish of the park.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony for the commencement of the project, Group Chairman of the McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel Mckorley who is financing the project expressed optimism that the facility will aid the development of sports talents especially footballers for the country.
“For me, it is not about how much profit your company is making, it’s the number of lives you have impacted that matters and that’s what the McDan brand stands for. I expect more youths to be enthusiastic about this project and harness their football talents,” Dr Mckorley stated.
Municipal Chief Executive of the La Dadekotopon Glady’s Mandeley observed that the facility is an honour for the La community which is noted for developing several sports men and women for the country and urged the need for its maintenance.
“This turf is in honour of La’s proud heritage as the cradle of legend footballers, boxers and athletes for the country. Therefore, maintain this artificial park for your own benefit and the generations yet to come.” He said.
The sod cutting ceremony was witnessed by the Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Member of Parliament for the La Dadekotopon Constituency, Vincent Sowah-Odotei and Chiefs and people of the La community.