Rainstorm Causes Havoc at Sunyani Coronation Park: NSA Requires Over GHC60,000 for Re-roofing

By thefourlens.com 

Sunyani, March 05, 2024 

The Bono Regional Secretariat of the National Sports Authority (NSA) says more than GHC60,000 is required for re-roofing works on the Sunyani Coronation Park to put the park in better shape. 

A heavy rainstorm on Saturday night in the Sunyani Municipality caused havoc at the Sunyani Coronation Park and seriously destroyed parts of the roofing of the stands at the park, Mr. Foster Kwame Opoku Boakye, the Bono Regional Director of the NSA said.

Speaking to thefourlens.com news on Monday in Sunyani, the Director said about 60 per cent of the entire Coronation Park roofing needs re-roofing to host the ongoing Ghana Premier League matches.

Mr. Boakye indicated most affected areas of the stands are the left and right wings of the VIP stand and portion of the Jubilee stand has been taken off. 

He added almost half the roofing on the stand getting to the Regional Football Association’s Office is also taken off by the downpour. 

According to Mr. Boakye, expert estimated the NSA have to get 150 pieces of 2×4 wood and 30 pieces of facial board, 25 packets of roofing sheets and 30 boxes of roofing nails.

He added Ten (10) boxes of four-inches nails and one-box of 3-inches nail would also be needed to fix the affected areas. 

Other greatly affected areas of the park were the seats, which the NSA said need urgent replacement and called for support. 

Mr. Frances Adzaklo, the carpenter (technical person) to work on it told GNA that for all things been equal, he can finish everything within six days. 

Mr. Akwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh, the Member of Parliament for Sunyani after inspecting the extents of damage promised GHC20,000 to support repairs works.

In further development, Mr. Ransford Antwi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suncity Group of Companies in Sunyani and a popular football administrator reiterated Sunyani needed a FIFA standard Sports Stadium.

He called on government to build one for the region, describing the incident as heartbreaking, Mr Antwi said “it’s sad our region which prides itself as a center of Ghana football with many football legends including Kwasi Owusu, Agyemang Gyau, Dan Owusu Atta Kwame, Atta Kwame, Adasi Fofie, George Arthur, Kwasi Appiah, Ntow Gyan, Sarah Mensah and the likes, doesn’t have a sports stadium”.

The government must, therefore, see it as a priority and build a standard sports stadium to promote sports in the region, Mr Antwi stated.



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