Mr Lamptey, a native of La, refuted the claims by the residents, saying that, he legally acquired the land and has documents to back his claims, adding that, the project poses no threat to the Kpeshie Lagoon.
Mr Lamptey said he acquired the land from his uncle in the year 2000 and wondered why people want to tarnish his image for the good works he’s offering the community.
According to Mr. Lamptey, his love for the community where he grew up and his passion for football led him to construct the Astro turf, which is located opposite the Zenith University College in La, Accra.
The businessman said he has plans to add a Basketball and Tennis courts to the project to help develop talents in the community.
He said his motive was to help the people of the community and had no ambition of destroying the Kpeshie Lagoon as alleged by some people in the area.
Mr. Lamptey told journalists that ‘‘three days ago, I heard on the air waves that I was destroying the Kpeshie Lagoon and that I have armed Land guards to protect the place. But these are all false reports and I don’t know why some people here want to tarnish my image.
“I never blocked the Kpeshie Lagoon and I have documents to back my claims. Some people are spreading lies and have no evidence to support what they are saying. I just don’t know why they don’t appreciate the good works I’m offering the community”.
From Sammy Heywood Okine