Friday, October 15, 2010
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu the second says the construction of the Kumasi Sunshine City or Sun City project is in fulfillment of his promise to Asanteman when he descended the Golden Stool 11 year ago.
He says after years of success of investments in health, education and chieftaincy, it is time to create jobs for the people.
The Otumfuo was speaking at a sod-cutting ceremony to commence work on the Sun City project at the Kumasi Race Course.
Thousands of petty traders are presently occupying the race course area, where the project will be cited.
The Otumfuo says the relocation of the traders has been necessitated by the need to develop Kumasi as a modern city to attract investments. He has however assured the traders of a befitting arrangement to enable them to stay in business.
The multi-billion dollar project is expected to create employment opportunities for the youth, boost tourism and attract international investments into the country.
The project will be constructed by the Kenbert Group of South Africa and a team of local and international technical partners.
Chairman of the Kenbert Group, Robert Kwaku Asante, says the Kumasi Sun City would be linked to the Kumasi Zoological Gardens and the Centre for National Culture.
“The Sun City project when completed will be a multi-purpose world class facility comprising a shopping mall, an amusement park and fitness centre, a five-star fully-equipped international clinic with an ambulance station and a helicopter pad; it will also have doctors’ bungalows and other ancillary staff quarters, a five-star hotel, 240 semi-detached executive houses within eight gated-communities of its own with each community having its own swimming pool and tennis court.
“It will interest you to know that the amusement centre will be linked to the Kumasi Zoo, thereby bringing the Zoo back to its former glory. Also the Sun City Project when completed will be linked to the Cultural Centre, and thereby enhancing the center’s activities in the region”, Mr. Kwaku Asante stated.
Managing Director of Stanbic Bank, Alhassan Andani who led the team of technical partners, tells the Luv News the team will be meeting to finalized costing and timeline for construction.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The Wesley College Park in Kumasi was centre of soccer spectacle as corporate establishments in the metropolis slugged it out to determine the best team on the field of play.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh
Twenty-two institutions took part in the maiden edition of the regional Sports Invitational Tournament organized by Luv 99.5 Fm, a member of the Multimedia Group.
The fun-filled sporting event, modeled after the original Joy Sports Invitational Tournament in Accra, is aimed at affording staff of corporate institutions the opportunity to socialize, network and exercise.
After days of bragging on-air, the teams attempted to prove their prowess on the pitch.
The tournament was as interesting as the names of the teams – including Mantrac Stars, Orange 11 from GT Bank, VAT Stars, Airport United, Zoom Soccer Academy, Indomie Academy, Bank of Ghana, JUSAC 11, Komfo Anokye Stars, GRIDCo, Justice Stars, MMT 11 and FCP United.
Others are ECOFOOT from Ecobank, Power FC,
Information FC, Zenith 11, Vega Stars, RLG 11, Ricky Boakye United, Indomitable Latex, Fabulous Opportunity and Y’ello United from MTN.
The tournament lasted almost eleven hours with JUSAC 11 battling it out with VAT Stars in the finals.
The Judiciary Service won by 2:1 to keep the tournament trophy. Ecobank took the third place position and adjudged the team with ‘bragging rights’.
The Luv Sports Invitational Tournament was sponsored by rLG Communication, GT Bank, Indomie Noodles and Crystal Catering Services.
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