The minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah, has called on the Ghanaian sporting fraternity not to fall for the opposition National Democratic Congress – NDC’s fallacious promises made by its leader John Dramani Mahama.
According to the sector minister, Mahama has nothing better to offer the good people of Ghana in terms of sports, judging from his era as the President of the republic.
Mr. Asiamamah’s comment comes following the former President’s assurance to massively support Ghanaian clubs that will participate in the CAF inter-club competitions if voted into office in the December polls.
The Communications Director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi recently, in an interview is said that Ghanaian players (locally-based) will be pocketing as low as GH¢1,500.00 monthly when the NDC is voted to power in the forthcoming general elections.
But Issac Asiamah who has led the Sports ministry for almost four years believes Mr. Mahama and his NDC are only promising but can’t fulfill them when handed power to rule the country.
The minister who doubles as a Member of Parliament for the Atwima Mponua constituency argues that Mr. Mahama made huge promises in 2012 prior to the general elections but when given voted into office, he woefully failed to fulfill the numerous promises he made to Ghanaians.
“Didn’t we have premiership clubs in 2013, where was Kotoko, Hearts and Ashgold in 2013, didn’t they participate in CAF competitions but this man [John Mahama] gave them nothing and this same person is promising to help the same clubs when voted to power again… They are all lies… President Akufo-Addo has been supporting the clubs about a tune of $150,000 since becoming the President and it’s a fact”, said Asiamah.
Commenting further, he said “It sad when I heard our former president speaking in sports. He has been President before and we all saw his performance, very abysmal. He promised huge for Ghana sports in 2012 before the elections but when he was given the nod… He promised 20 multipurpose sports complexes but where are they.. He has nothing better to offer Ghana sports.”