As part of GNPC Foundation’s core objects towards providing sports infrastructure, the Foundation undertook a sod cutting ceremony today July 6, 2018 to begin the construction of Artificial Turf at Bekwai SDA Senior High School in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The Bekwai Senior High School project is one of the six sports infrastructure of such nature to be developed this year.
There will also be sod cutting at Asokwa in Kumasi, while in the Western Region it is expected to happen in Effia Kuma in Takoradi and Tarkwa T & A.
One is earmarked for Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region, whilst Koforidua in the Eastern Region will be one of the early beneficiaries.
The Foundation plans to do six (6) artificial turfs every year for the next four years.
The site plan for the project was handed over to the contractor who has six (6) calendar months to complete.
The Chief Executive of GNPC, Dr K. K. Sarpong who cut the sod for the ceremony said the turf which is a "modern Barcelona standard type" will serve as a playing field for the school, the entire community and its environs. He stressed that the field is proven to provide the most grass-like playability and thus urged the authorities to take good care of it.
The pitch comes with a fence, four (4) floodlights and a standby generator to provide light in the evenings when there is light out. This will make the facility usable at all times.
On his part, the Headmaster of the school, Mr George Oduro Yeboah thanked GNPC for honouring their promise made to them last year when the school celebrated its 65th anniversary. He also pledged to do regular maintenance on the facility to preserve it for future use.
In attendance were Mr Yaw Kyei, a Board member of GNPC and GNPC Foundation as well as Dr Kwame Baah Nuakoh, the Executive Director of GNPC Foundation and a host of other dignitaries.