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20.10.2008 Sports News

Ga Mashie To Get Mini Stadium

The people of Ga Mashie in the heart of the Accra metropolitan area will soon have a mini stadium. Construction of the stadium forms part of the second phase of the Central Business District road project being undertaken by the China Railways (Wuju) Corporation.

Facilities at the stadium, to be sited at the Dogo beach on the Old Winneba Road near the Korle Lagoon, would include a regular soccer pitch, a volley ball pitch, a five aside soccer pitch and a place of convenience.

The stadium will be fenced to ensure maximum safety for users as well as ward off encroachers.

Currently, the site for the stadium has been levelled and contractors have given the assurance that work will start soon.

The Ga Mashie mini stadium is the heart beat of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Chief Executive, Mr Stanley Nii Adjiri-Blankson, who has been pressing for its construction.

According to him, such a facility would give the vibrant youth of Ga Mashie and surrounding communities a safe place where they can play soccer, volley ball and other games.

He said the mini stadium would also serve as community park where funerals and other social activities could be held instead of the current situation where people blocked roads to hold their functions.

Mr Adjiri-Blankson who was speaking with officials of the Department of Urban Roads after an inspection of the Central Business Districts Roads Project in Accra also gave the assurance that there was no legal tussle over the piece of land for the construction of the project, and that research carried out by the AMA had shown that it did not belong to any individual.

He appealed to the contractor to work feverishly on the project and complete it on time for the people of Ga Mashie and its surrounding communities.