‘I’ll seek advice on World Cup Commission report - Akufo-Addo

BY: Daily Graphic

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted he has yet to pay attention to the Government White Paper issued on the Commission of Enquiry on the 2014 World Cup fiasco, but has no doubt that his government will do the needful once the Sports Minister studies and advises on what to do, reports Rosalind Amoh.

President Akufo-Addo made the admission during the media engagement at the Presidency yesterday, to mark his one year in office.

The only time he mentioned anything about sports, the President said: “The White Paper on the 2014 World Cup has not been my focus. I have forgotten about the 2014 paper…it has not been very much on my radar, however, I believe the Sports Minister will look at it and advise and I will work with that,” he said.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in June 2015 released a White Paper on the report of the Justice Senyo Dzamefe-led Presidential Commission of Enquiry set up to probe Ghana’s 2014 World Cup fiasco.

The President also said the government had no plans in interfering or intervening in the issues of football, and believed the football association as a body, had its own rules and thus must be allowed to resolve issues of mismanagement as their rules required.

The President also scored high marks for the sector minister, Isaac Asiamah, saying he was satisfied with the way he had worked and was confident he would continue with the good works.

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