The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has opened a new basketball court for the people of Dansoman SSNIT Flats.
The court, which is the first of its kind in the constituency, is part of a bespoke project being rolled out by Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful and aimed at making Dansoman the headquarters of basketball in Ghana.
“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.
“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.
The captain of the Dansoman SNNIT Flats basketball association, Joe Nettey, said the opening of the court marked a “new turning point in Dansoman basketball.”
He said the facility would forever carry the vision of “our community,” assuring that they would show their gratitude by voting massively for the NPP and the MP to continue with the good work.
According to him, the youth of the area have yearned for such a facility for the past 35 years hence assured the MP of a Proper maintenance culture.
Residents of the Dansoman SSNIT Flats commended the lawmaker for listening not only to the elderly but also to the youth.