Eastern Regional Minister

Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, is peeved at the decision to turn parts of the inner parameters of the Nkwakaw Sports Stadium into a maize farm.

The decision by the National Sports Authority (NSA)’s representative in Nkawkaw to clear bushy areas of the stadium for maize plantation defeats the purpose for which the stadium was built in the community.

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The Nkawkaw stadium which has produced world-class footballers like Tony Yeboah is now a maize farm.

The owner of the farm said he should be commended to turning the bush into a profitable venture.

Director of the National Sports Authority (NSA) in the Eastern region, Gifty Horsu Fianoo has justified the decision, noting that it generates funds to maintain the facility.

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But the Minister who is also the member of parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency says turning part of the facility into a maize farm is not a smart way of generating revenue.

Mr Darfour said he would prefer that the part of the facility which has been turned into the maize farm remains in its state as a forest to preserve nature and tackle climate change.

I know these encroachers; very soon another part will be used for a cassava farm, he stated on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem programme Wednesday.

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As an immediate measure, Hon. Kwakye Darfour urged the Sports Authority to destroy the maize farm, a development he considers an embarrassment to the region.

Source: Ghana|Adomonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman