Ms Gyankroma Akufo-Addo did not airlift fans to AFCON - MOYS

BY: graphic.com.gh
Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah
Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has described as false and frivolous allegations that Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, the daughter of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was awarded a contract to airlift members of the Black Stars Supporters Union to the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

According to a statement signed by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the publications allege that Ms Akufo-Addo was contracted to airlift the Black Stars Supporters Union to Egypt and provide them with hostel and food for the period of the tournament.

"The publications went on to further allege that it cost government $20,000 for each supporter to be transported, hence Ms. Akufo-Addo having pocketed a total amount of $2,400,000 for airlifting 120 supporters to the tournament," the statement said.

However, the Ministry says the false reports are a well-calculated attempt to soil the name of the President of the Republic because the contract was awarded to White Oak Limited, a reputable agency with an impressive experience in the travel and tour business.

The statement stressed that all flight arrangements regarding the airlifting of the supporters, officials of the MOYS and other key stakeholders were overseen by a five-member Committee made up of a staff of the MOYS and a representative from the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice.

The committee was tasked by Mr 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," the statement said.

"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".

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