The Paramount Chief of the Talensi Traditional area was happy about the proposed construction of an AstroTurf by the Ghana Football Association.
The GFA was in the Upper East Region to unveil the signpost for the construction of an AstroTurf at Wintogo, Bolgatanga following the decision of the Executive Council to use part of the project funds from the FIFA Forward 1.0 programme for the construction of two Astro Turfs – one at Prampram and the other at Bolgatanga.
The Paramount Chief speaking to the gathering at his Tongaraan Palace at Tongo said
“When the information got to me that you were looking for a place to build an AstroTurf for this region, I was so elated that I didn’t want to listen to any complaint from others,”
“The Chief of Winkogo told me that he was encountering some difficulties so I called him and his people to come here. Luckily, I spoke to all the parties and they all understood that this was a venture that we should not miss,”
“So gladly, they all agreed that the project must come on. I am pleased to have you come here, especially you the President. Because it indicates to me that you mean business,” he added.
“The fact that you have travelled all the way from Accra to this region to see to it that the plot of land that we have given to you is used for the purpose for which you have taken it, I want to say that I thank you very much for this park,”
“This region, most of the time, is deprived of so many things and I will not mince words here and say that this is something that is going to project the Ghana Football Association in your era, having solved the infrastructure deficit in the Upper East,”
“We have quite a number of talents in all spheres of sports and I am sure that the land that has been given to you will soon produce results. In no time, you are going to have talents in your Black Stars, Black Meteors, the Queens and all the other national teams,”
“We are ready to support you. All you have to do is to let us know your problem and we shall be there to support you,” he concluded.