The recreational facility named Tema Manhean Sports Complex, when completed in 12 months, would boast of a world class astro-turf football playing field with sufficient illumination for night games, a spectators’ stand, a multipurpose court, tennis lawn and a children’s playground.
The Member of Parliament of Tema East, who is also the Deputy Minister of Transport, Daniel Titus Glover, thanked the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority for bringing such an enormous investment to the area which would positively affect the livelihood of the people in the community.
He expressed his commitment to ensure that Government does all within its power to improve developments in the area.
“I’d like to thank the Directors and Management of the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority for remembering us. It is my intention that all that we been deprived of would be brought back here” the Deputy Minister of Transport said.
The Paramount Chief of Tema, Nii Adjei Kraku, thanking GPHA, entreated his subjects to safeguard the treasure bestowed unto the community.
“I entreat you to take good care of the facility. We, who are chiefs will also be watchdogs,” he implored.
According to the General Manager, Estate and Environment of GPHA James Gaisie, the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority prides itself in supporting the Tema traditional community since the port continues to flourish on the soils of Tema.
He said the sports complex is intended to harness the sports potential of the youth of the community.
“The reason why GPHA got involved was because, the port land as you see is Tema land that was acquired by the State. And as a monument to honor the people of Tema, we decided to finance and sponsor this project,” he stated.
The Chief Executive Officer of Wembley Sports Complex Construction Company, the company contracted to build the facility said, he is pleased to have the opportunity to transform the currently bare sandy park, to a state of the art facility and would ensure optimum maintenance of the sports complex.
The CEO of Wembley Sports Complex assured that the project will be completed on schedule and also urged other corporate organizations to emulate GPHA’s gesture.
“We are extremely humbled by what GPHA has done and it’s one of the things we have been calling on corporate bodies to support various constituencies and communities they operate in. We have a vision and a dream that every constituency in this country should be able to have a decent playing field.”