Former Youth and Sports activities Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah is claimed to be sad with the recently appointed new Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif about his recent comments.
Mr Ussif in an job interview with Citi Television set exposed that travelling agencies and the Ghana Embassy in Egypt is chasing his outfit for unpaid charges accrued from Ghana’s participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Egypt.
The 2019 Afcon was supervised under the auspices of Mr Asiamah through his tenure in workplace.
Previous sector minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, exposed in parliament that the country used in excess of $4.5 million pounds on Ghana’s campaign at the competitiveness wherever the Black Stars exited in the Round of 16.
Out of the mentioned amount of money, $924,168 was stated to have been put in on air tickets by itself but Ussif has exposed that he has received requests from Journey and Tour Companies inquiring to be compensated debts the ministry owes them.
“Even now, as we sit, there are nonetheless other commitments that we have to shell out since of Egypt. Some travel agents are on us to shell out some monies that I am not guaranteed of,” he reported.
“There will be a full audit to see who we certainly owe due to the fact a great deal of organizations have penned to us asking to be compensated amounts of funds.
Even now, on the 2019 Afcon expenditure, the minister revealed that the Ghana Embassy in Egypt has also introduced an invoice for $332,000 for pre-financing lodging for followers in Egypt.
“Even as we talk now, the Ghana Embassy in Egypt has also brought a bill of $332,000 that we are meant to fork out mainly because they pre-financed lodging in the course of the competitiveness.
“These are all factors that we want to conduct appropriate audits on to confirm who we really owe. The handing above notes I got did not occur with specifics of these expenses so right up until an audit is carried out, I just can’t explain to what is real and what’s not,” he stated.
And a report by Kumasi dependent Pure FM suggests the previous Sporting activities Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah has claimed his successor, Ussif Mustapha to the Prez. Akufo-Addo over the revelation created relative to the credit card debt incurred just after the event.
Hon. Asiamah believes they are in the ‘same political party’ and demands to be consulted over some troubles ahead of commenting on the radio.
The Sports activities Ministry in 2019, discovered that $1,43 5,190 was put in on accommodation all through Ghana’s participation in the match.
Even so, the Embassy is demanding $332,000 from the Ministry for funding the keep of some supporters.
Resources notify JoySports that the ministry has a debt of GHS 20 million, of which about GHS 5 million was accrued from the last AFCON in Egypt.
The Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) gave the Ghana FA about $600,000 for the Black Stars’ preparing and participation in the event, but the Sporting activities Ministry, in September 2019 wrote to the association – which was then under Normalisation – to demand from customers 50% of the revenue.
The soccer governing under the leadership of Dr Kofi Amoah transferred $300,000 to the Ministry as asked for.