The Chiefs and elders of the Akuapem Traditional area on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 called on President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku at the GFA Secretariat in Accra.
The delegation which was led by Nana Yirenkyi I, Mampong Akuapim Apesemakahene included Nana Amano Ntiamoah Djan II, Mampong Akyerepre Kotokuhene; Nana Nyarko Dabehene; Nana Addo Mensah, Gyaasehene of Adonteng & Konkonoruhene as well as the Assembly man for Aburi West.
Leader of the delegation, Nana Yirenkyi I, Mampong Akuapim Apesemakahene explained that the purpose of the visit was to congratulate Mr. Kurt E.S Okraku on his election as President of the Ghana Football Association.
He also urged the GFA President to make the people of Akuapem proud just as the late Ohene Gyan did when he was at the helm of Sports years ago.
“The people of the Akuapem Traditional Area were delighted when you chose Dawu as the venue for Dreams FC’s matches. We all saw the joy the Ghana Premier League generated in Dawu and its environs”.
“Though you have not been in office for long, we are all witnesses to your good works in revamping the local leagues and promoting patronage of league matches”.
“Continue with the good work, Make the people of Akuapem proud and Prove your doubters wrong”, Nana Yirenkyi I stated.
The Chiefs also appealed to the GFA President to consider the Akuapem Traditional Area as a suitable place for an AstroTurf or a Stadium, taking into consideration the keen interest of the people who live in that enclave.
GFA President Kurt E.S Okraku thanked the Chiefs for the visit.
He intimated that the Association would consider constructing an AstroTurf or Stadium in the Akuapem Traditional Area if the Chiefs avail land for that purpose.
“Once there’s land available for such a project, we can see the way forward”, he said.
Mr. Kurt E.S Okraku hails from Akropong in the Akuapem Traditional Area of the Eastern Region of Ghana.