Akyem Kwabeng DCE turns town’s only football pitch into market

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The chiefs and people of Akyem Kwabeng in the Eastern Region are angry with the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atewa West District Assembly, Mr Samuel Akumaning Asamoah, for illegally taking over the only football pitch in the town and converting it into a market.

Apart from the alleged illegal take-over of the pitch, the DCE is also alleged to have failed to consult the traditional authorities of the town.

According to the Asafoatse of Akyem Kwabeng, Nana Kudjo Mensah, the DCE has already sent contractors to site where foundation works have begun.

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Construction works ongoing at the Akyem Kwabeng football pitch

Mr Mensah has described the decision by the DCE as “unilateral a betrayal of president Akufu-Addo’s vision to develop the talents of the youth through sporting and other recreational activities.

According to the Asafoatse, the government, through the Ministry of Zongo and Inner City Development and the Ministry of Sports are investing heavily in stadium development across the districts hence finds it difficult to understand why the DCE will take such a decision.

He bemoaned the fact that the DCE’s will not only deprive the town of the opportunity to benefit from the development of a standard facility but also kill talents of the youth.

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Multimedia reporter, Maxwell Kudekor, was at Kwabeng from where he has reported that contractors are already on site and have started digging the pitch for foundation works.

The chiefs are therefore calling on the President and the appointing authorities to call Mr Asamoah to order.

When Maxwell  Kudekor contacted the DCE on phone  for his reactions, he declined to respond to his questions, asking “who gave you the authority to enter the District”.

Source: Maxwell Kudekor

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