By: Eric Eli Adzie | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The 10,000-seater capacity Youth Resource Center promised the people of the Volta Region is not being fulfilled by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
The 10,000 capacity sitting facility promised is being built by Wilkado Construction Company Limited at a cost of $2.4 million and will have a FIFA standard football pitch, an eight lane modern track, tennis, handball and volleyball courts.
It will also house a gymnasium, multi-purpose ICT center, an entrepreneurship center, counseling unit and a modern restaurant.
However, months after the sod cutting, a visit to the construction site revealed the capacity currently under construction is 5,000 contrary to the common knowledge of 10,000.
Confirming this, the Project Manager, Mr. Williams Akpih said he was aware of the promise made in regards to the expansion of the capacity to 10,000 but nothing official has been received in writing by the company hence work for a 5,000-seater edifice.
“It was promised but there is no paper work confirming it for 10,000, the 5,000 is what we are working on now because that is what was confirmed in the contract to us. The 10,000 has to be confirmed and issued on contract bases. When it comes, we will make provision for the 10,000 by enlarging the stands.”
It will be recalled that on the day of the sod cutting, the Warlord and Divisional Chief of the Asogli Traditional Area, Togbe Howusu Adzi Lakle expressed mixed feelings about the sod cutting for the construction of a youth resource center against the priority of a modern sports stadium.
He however, commended the government for the step taken to provide a befitting infrastructure that would afford the youth a place to train. He further appealed to the government to increase the capacity which was approved by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Asiamah.
The facility was originally estimated at $1.8m but had been increased to $2.4m due to the increment in the sitting capacity upon the request of Togbe Howusu Adzi Lakle.