Sports Ministry justifies flying cash to Black Stars again

"How do you feed the team? They expect you to pay cash so how can you do things differently? That is the rule over there and all other countries are doing it,”

 

The Ministry of Youth in Sports,  has, in the past few weeks come under heavy critisism for airlifting cash to the bonuses of the Black Stars plays in Rwanda.

The critisms come on the back of the belief that the ministry had disregarded the recommendations of the Justice Dzamefe Commission against he air-lifting of cash to the blackstars and other national teams outside the country.

The Justice Dzamefe Commission  was constituted  early this year to look into activities pertaining to Ghana's below-par performance in the 2014 World Cup and its associated in- fighting in the Ghana Camp.

However, Deputy Sports Minister Vincent Oppong Asamoah has defended government’s decision to airlift cash to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, for the payment of the Black Stars bonuses ahead of their 2017 AFCON qualifier against Rwanda on September 5.The act is in contradiction with government’s own rule in the White Paper on the Brazil 2014 World Cup that monies should never be airlifted to any tournament for the payment of remuneration of national teams or persons after investigations into the Brazil saga. The deputy minister further said in an interview with Starr FM, Black Stars beat the Amavubi’s by 1-0 after thrashing Mauritius 7-1 to lead the group with six points.

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