In every corner you pass these days, you will see not less than two atro turfs in some communities which was constructed by the state. It helps in playing of games because gone are the days when people play football on a park which is full of gravels. Playing in such gravel-like pitches can lead to injuries which is very detrimental to the health and well-being of individuals. So this initiative or intervention came to give comfort as far as soccer is concerned. Though AstroTurf has been there for a long time in the Western Countries but it took longer period for Ghanaians to enjoy such privilege.
In the Western region of Ghana specifically Takoradi, has suffered an unfortunate incident after just 15 minutes of rainfall. The AstroTurf that was beautifully designed for the people in the town changed totally after the rainfall. The rains covered every part of the pitch and gathered in a specific portion which literally turned into a swimming pool. Children in the town were seen swimming and throwing themselves inside it. It is not actually known if the place was a waterlogged area before the AstroTurf was constructed or it was as a result of a different thing.
Flooding incident is not something new or what Ghana has not experienced before. But in the olden days there will be flooding after rains only at a waterlogged area and it was hardly to see floods in many communities as compared to today. But nowadays all our drains are filled with filth and trash and structures have been mounted on prohibited areas. All these actions have contributed to the recent floods after every rain. Now the expensive turf that was constructed with the state's money will lose its quality and glory. It will also become difficult for people to play football during and after rainfall. Social media users have since reacted over it.
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