Why Tumu astroturf project will cost GH¢2 million – Contractor explains

Akim Swedru Astro Turf Astroturf | File photo

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 Source: starrfm.com.gh

At least GH¢2 million will be pumped into the construction of the controversial astroturf in Tumu in the Upper West region, the Contractor for the project, Sinkare has clarified.

He told Francis Abban, host of Morning Starr on Starr 103.5 Fm, that the 100 by 120 feet pitch alone will cost 1.1 million cedis.

The rest of the money is for floodlights and ancillary works, Mr Sinkare said.

There has been a hue and cry over the project cost after the sod-cutting by Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

The average cost of astroturfs has been between 300,000 and 600,000 Ghana cedis, according to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC).

Some Ghanaians on social media reacted to the cost of the Tumu astroturf project questioning why government will splurge GH¢2 million to construct an artificial pitch.

In July 2022, government revealed that it constructed 30 astroturfs at a total cost of GH¢40,779,395.79.

However, a report by PIAC also quoted that the cost of the astroturfs amounted to GH¢8,188,000 million, a massive variance of GHS32,591,395.44.

Source: starrfm.com.gh
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