The GNPC Foundationâ€™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 (GHÂ¢997,337.00).
The foundation added that in 2019 and 2020, the cost of each facility increased to $300,000 (GHÂ¢1,599, 065.00) as accurately stated by the Minister of Energy in Parliament on July 5th, 2022.
â€œCurrently, the cost per Astroturf facility stands at $350,000 (GHÂ¢2,366,666.68) with the incremental costs attributed to rising cost in construction,â€ it noted.
The GNPC Foundation said Mr. Ablakwa â€œfailed 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.â€