Work is currently ongoing to grass the Boete School park, a promise that the Member of Parliament for Obuasi East district, Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom made in November 2017. But the project which was expected to be completed within 6 months, is currently in its 18th month.
Dr. Patrick Boakye revealed at the time that, three football parks in his constituency will be grassed before the end of his first term in office. The football fields included the Boete school park, Independence school park and the Pompoora park. The Medical doctor turned politician made this known at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Boete basic school JHS.
“I have spoken to the green grass technology guys and they will begin work next year (2018)”, the law maker revealed.
The park was fenced in the middle of 2018 to make it ready for the new development. It was later leveled and pipes fixed to provide water. According to the Obuasi East MP, each project is expected to be completed within 6 months after commencement but the Boete school park has taken more than a year and it is still less than 50% completed.
Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom, who is also a member of the Youth, Sports and Culture Committee of Parliament believes the project will help promote sports in the Municipality,
“I played football at the Pompoora park and these projects will help to improve sports in Obuasi”, he said.
Speaking to Obuasitoday.com, the MP revealed that, each project will cost a staggering GHc40,000 to GHc60,000. This sums up to an estimated figure between GHc120,000 and GHc180,000.
Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom was a medical officer at the Agogo Presby Hospital for 4 years and spent an extra year at the Provita Specialist Hospital at Tema before joining the Bryant Mission hospital in Obuasi from 2008 to 2016 when he replaced Hon. Edward Ennin of the NPP as a Member of Parliament for Obuasi East. He won the seat by obtaining 27,715 votes out of the 40,031 total valid votes casts, representing 69.63% of the total votes cast.