The Upper East Regional Minister Hon. Stephen Yabubu has urged the youth of the region to take advantage of the Kurt Okraku Winkogo Technical Centre to improve their living standards.
The Hon. Minister was speaking at the commissioning of the Kurt Okraku Winkogo Technical Centre on Friday, June 23, 2023 at Winkogo in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
‘’I wish to express our profound appreciation to FIFA through the Ghana Football Association for this magnificent project. The significance of this project in this region and the country at large cannot be underestimated.
‘’Sporting activities apart from its health benefits also fosters unity among communities and countries and ultimately business ventures both locally and internationally. In this region we can boats of former international football players’’.
‘’As we all know Abedi Pele who through football became an international icon, similarly his children Dede (Andre) and Jordan Ayew have also taken to football and we all know who they are. We can equally pride ourselves with footballers of Northern descents such as Abdul Majeed Waris, Mohammed Kudus, Sulley Muntari, Osman Bukari, Baba Abdul Rahman amongst others’’.
‘’These footballers have big investments that have provided employment to the youth of this country’’.
‘’I urge the youth of this region to take advantage of this ultra-modern facility to improve upon their living standards’’ the Hon. Minister added.
The facility will serve the people of Winkogo and its environs and will help solve the huge sports infrastructure deficit the region has been facing over the years.
The first phase of the project include the artificial pitch, floodlights, Generator set to power the lights, an inner perimeter, fencing around the entire parcel of land, two technical team benches and two movable goalposts.
The second phase is expected to house the head office of the Upper East Regional Football Association, dressing rooms, spectator stands and a FIFA standard artificial football turf capable of hosting all matches, including elite domestic competitions.