President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has suspended Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzidze and Acting Director General of the National Sports Council, Robert Sarfo Mensah for their roles in the Visa fraud that hit the sports council.
The decision which takes immediate effect follows preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of 60 Ghanaians who attempted to enter Australia on false pretence in the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the President has recalled from the tournament President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nuuno Mensah, Board Chairman of the National Sports Council, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, Chef de Maison of the Commonwealth Game Mohammed Sahnoon to assist the CID in the investigations.
Below is the full statement
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO SUSPENDS DEPUTY MINISTER FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS; ACTING DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS AUTHORITY
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 12th April, 2018, suspended from office, with immediate effect, the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide; and the acting Director General of the National Sports Authority, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah.
This decision has been taken following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some sixty (60) Ghanaians, who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences, in the on-going 21st Commonwealth Games.
The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah; the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyeman; and the Chef-de-Maison for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mr. Mohammed Sahnoon, have also been recalled from the Games to assist in investigations currently being undertaken by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service.
Director of Communications