The ceremonial sod cutting for Medeama’s redevelopment of the Tarkwa NA Aboso Park will take place on Wednesday February 27, GHANAsoccernet.com can confirm.
The hugely anticipated ceremony will mark the start of the construction of the 10,000 seater capacity in the Western region.
The country’s sports minister Isaac Asiamah, Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Mireku Duker, Vice president of Goldfields West Africa Mr Alfred Baako, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Gilbert Asmah and Medeama president Moses Armah are among top officials expected to grace the mammoth occasion.
The chiefs and people of Tarkwa are also expected to attend the event.
The project is being funded by giants mining firm Goldfields -Tarkwa and Damang and estimated to cost of $2 million.
Medeama president Moses Armah told the club’s official website: This is a hugely significant milestone and we’re happy to have a befitting edifice for clubs in Tarkwa. We are grateful to Goldfields for funding this project and also doff my heart out to our MP Mireku Duker, who has been instrumental in pushing for this over the past years.”
A retractable roof will be added to the stadium in a bid to modernise and convert the stadium into an avant-garde architectural icon.
The stadium will act as an economic invigorator and will contribute to strengthening the image of the mining town.
The revamped venue will also feature a complete seating capacity and involves redesigning the pitch, VIP, media stands, tickets boot, drainage amongst others.
The edifice will also boast an electronic scoreboard running around its perimeter.
Medeama is the most successful team in the Western region after winning the FA Cup twice.
The Mauve and Yellows is a top-four finisher in the Ghanaian top-flight which has fueled the need to revamp their home grounds.