DANSOMAN: Ursula Owusu Commissions Ultra-Modern Basketball Court For Constituents (Video/Pictures)
Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has commissioned an ultra-modern basketball court for constituents and residents at Dansoman SSNIT Flats, a suburb of Accra and its environments.
According to the workaholic MP, the commissioning of the ultra-modern facility will help not only help the residents play the game but save them from the stress, the previous grounds gave them.
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Addressing Journalists at the commissioning ceremony, she said “We vote for development. We vote for progress. We vote for prosperity. We vote to enhance our livelihoods and our living conditions. It doesn’t matter which party we belong to. But, if your elected representatives are working and meeting your needs and aspirations, you support and encourage them to do more for you,” the Communication Minister said at an event on Saturday, November 21, 2020, to inaugurate the facility”
She revealed that despair the love most Ghanaians have for football, she hinted the facility will help unearth talents
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“What we are seeing here today at the Dansoman SSNIT Flats, I believe is the first of its kind. Most people will fight for AstroTurfs and standard pitches and all that because football is the major sport in this country. But we can develop basketball to also be one of the big sports in this country and we are moving systematically to ensure that Dansoman becomes the headquarters of basketball in Ghana" she added.
On his part, captain of the Dansoman SSNIT Flats basketball association, Joe Nettey stressed that the opening of the new court will be the new turning point in Dansoman basketball.
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“The facility would forever carry the vision of our community. I can assure her that we will be voting massively for the NPP and the MP to continue with the good work”
ThinkNews Online has gathered that there used to be a court in the flats but it had not received any face-lift in the past 35 years.
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Residents in the community could not hide their joy as they lauded.
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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith