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Lutterodt wants audit into GOC finances

George Lutterodt

A former national athletics chief George Haldane Lutterodt has tasked the new leadership of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) headed by Ben Nunoo-Mensah to institute a forensic audit into the financial spending of the previous administration headed by Professor Francis Dodoo.

“A proper forensic audit into the accounts is very vital before they [new executive] begin work.”

“How monies were spent, in which circumstances they were spent and how well they were spent must all be probed,” Mr Lutterodt told the Daily Graphic yesterday.

According to the 60-year-old sports administrator, an independent probe to verify the accounts of the GOC would be in order.

Sharing his perspectives on the new GOC executive which was voted into office last Wednesday, Mr Lutterodt said the change in leadership “was a very good day for Ghana sports”, describing the new GOC president as an astute team player with a zeal to work, attributes he claimed were missing from the previous administration.

He charged Mr Nunoo-Mensah to bring together factions within the country’s Olympic movement, as well as fashion a strategy to ensure adequate and sustainable funding for sports federations just as it pertains in the UK and other top sporting nations.

 “Both the professor Dodoo and Nunoo-Mensah factions must come together for policy decisions to move forward,”  he noted.