The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has taken a serious note of publications on various social media platforms alleging that the daughter of H.E the President of the Republic, Gyankroma Akuffo Addo was contracted “to airlift Black Stars supporters Union to Egypt and provide them with hostel and food for the period of the tournament.”
The publications also went on to further allege that it cost government $20,000 for each supporter to be transported, hence Ms. Akuffo-Addo having pocketed a total amount of $2,400, 000 for airlifting 120 supporters to the tournament.
The Ministry wishes to state in no uncertain terms that the publication is not only false but frivolous and a well calculated attempt to soil the name of the family of H.E the President of the Republic.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Wishes to put on record the following:
1. That the organization and successful airlifting of the Ghana Supporters, officials of MOYS and other key stakeholders were done by a 5-member Committee made up of staff of the MOYS and a representative from the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice, tasked by the sector Minister, Hon Isaac Kwame Asiamah with the responsibility of ensuring the successful organization of Ghana Supporters and other officials to support the Black Stars in the country’s quest to win our 5th AFCON Cup.
2. That in order to save cost, protect the public purse and ensure that there is value for money, all arrangements of accommodation and internal transportation were done by the Ghana Embassy in Egypt in conjunction with the Project Committee of the MOYS.
3. That all flight arrangements were contracted to the White Oak Limited, a reputable agency with an impressive experience in the travel and tour business. Therefore, the reported sum of money alleged to have been amassed by the daughter of H.E the President is totally unfounded, mischievous and a figment of their own imaginations.
The Ministry therefore urges all to disregard these fallacious publications and treat them with all the contempt it deserves.
Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah (MP)