Monday, 18 December 2017

GOC to begin work on Amasaman land

…As they get contractor to clear land for free
By Kenneth O. ADADE
The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) would in the coming days begin work on their Amansaman land which has been earmarked for the Ghana OlympiAfricaCenter.

The said land was acquired almost a decade ago for the project but, after all these years only a fence wall sits on the vast acre of land.
However, in an interaction with the President of the GOC, Ben Nunoo Mensah, he was confident that work would soon begin on the land by close of the week.
He explained that the GOC has been able to secure a deal from Decker Constructions Limited to clear and level the land to pave way for the real works to begin.
He said Decker would clear and level the whole land for free and also prepare it for the first building to be erected on it.
He said he could not give a specific date for the construction because the Operations Manager of the GOC, Nana Mankata was still in talks with the Amasaman Assembly to make the necessary arrangement for a site to deposit the debris.
He was however certain that the issue would be resolved within a day or two for Decker Constructions to begin work.
He also told the paper that the first phase of the project would be an office complex which would house the administrative part of the center and would comprise of offices, kitchen and a conference room.
He noted that the next phase would be about five multi-purpose pitches plus an Olympic size football field with tartan tracks. Then a hostel facility would be added to the next phase to cater for the various national teams.
Nunoo Mensah said the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has agreed to give the GOC $150,000 to begin the work on the site.
He however added that ANOCA has granted them permission to solicit for funds from corporate bodies to support with the project and in return get a naming right for whichever project they support.
He therefore called on corporate Ghana to come on board for the realisation of the Ghana OlympiAfricaCenter.

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