In few days time no individual or group of persons will be allowed free access to the Kaladan park in Tamale.
The sports council says it intends to introduce a levy to regulate the activities of the place.
Although the directive by the Sports council is alien to the people of Tamale, it is seen by many as being proper.
The Regional Sports Development Officer (RSDO) Madam Salamatu Alhassan explained the reason for introducing the levy is to generate funds for proper upkeep of the facility.
Madam Salamatu disclosed the Kaladan park is a place reserved as recreational center for the youth.
“The National sports council has directed all regions to reserve places as recreational centers for the youth to engage in promoting sporting activities.
In Tamale, Kaladan park was earmarked as the potential area”.
She also revealed how she became a national asset through Kaladan park hence the need to properly preserve it.
” I played valley ball through to national and international levels. Without the Kaladan park perhaps I wouldn’t be here today we can’t reduce the place to this level, it is a mess now”.
Madam Salamatu however indicated she has come to implement a directive that will bring a face lift to the Kaladan park.
The current nature of the place does not befit it status. The fence wall are broken, people have turned the facility to a place of convenient, the fields are deteriorated, worst of it all security at the facility haven’t been paid for several months. The facility also owe over five thousand cedis in utility bills.
The Kaladan park have been left to rot for decades now but Madam Salamatu has vowed to revive the place to fit it status and purpose.
At least our checks at the facility indicates work have started.
Below is a list and prices for the Kaladan park.
– Inter House games and athletics excluding field marking GH400
– Inter schools excluding marking GH600
– Games excluding marking GH1000
– Crusade GH1000
– Division two and Colts matches per club excluding marking GH300
– Training (Football) monthly per club GH200
– Funfair GH1000
– Musical show GH3000