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Ablakwa’s concerns over cost of our astroturf projects misleading – GNPC Foundation

The GNPC Foundation’s Sports Infrastructure Project began in 2018 with the aim to improve the standards of sports infrastructure in local communities to harness sporting talents, of which football remains a critical agent.

It explained that at the outset of the project in 2018, the cost of construction of each astroturf was pegged at $250,000 (GH¢997,337.00).

The foundation added that in 2019 and 2020, the cost of each facility increased to $300,000 (GH¢1,599, 065.00) as accurately stated by the Minister of Energy in Parliament on July 5th, 2022.

“Currently, the cost per Astroturf facility stands at $350,000 (GH¢2,366,666.68) with the incremental costs attributed to rising cost in construction,” it noted.

The GNPC Foundation said Mr. Ablakwa “failed to appreciate and understand the PIAC report in its entirety as one detailing expenditure on projects within the calendar year, rather than one on total cost of the project.”

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