The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation(GNPC) has cut sod to begin the construction of an astroturf at Bekwai SDA Senior High School in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The sod cutting ceremony was held on July 6, 2018, and is one of six projects to be done by GNPC this year.
Another one will be done at Asokwa in Kumasi. Two will be done in the Western Region, 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 project is expected to be completed within six months.
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” would serve as a playing field for the school, the entire community and its environs.
The pitch will come with a fence, four (4) floodlights and a standby generator to provide light in the evenings when there is no power from the national grid.