Zongo chiefs and elders in Ghana have voiced their displeasure at the Minister of Inner Cities and Zongo Development Boniface Sadique’s plans to construct Astro Turfs in Zongo communities.
They say the project despite its importance to developing football is not their priority at the moment.
The Chiefs are calling on the minister to consider pressing challenges like sanitation confronting Zongo communities.
”It is important our priority is considered.I have mentioned all the problems we have, currently, stadium, hockey pitch and those things are not a priority to us,”
“We have challenges with infrastructure, poor sanitation, we want a circular college with Arabic subject not only Islamic schools,” a representative of the chiefs said during the 5th Annual Conference of National Association of Zango Chiefs (NAZAC) held in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional Capital, on Saturday.
Responding to the concerns, the Zongo minister said the concept of the Astro Turf project is being misunderstood.
“It is a multipurpose integrative project. Come to Madina now, the fields are going to be constructed. Based on the football park, within that perimeter, the drains are going to be constructed, the roads are going to be tarred and so with one stone, you kill two birds. And the field will be such that football can continue until the next day. And it will be multipurpose”.