The Minister for Youth and Sports, Honourable Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has assured Ghanaians that his outfit will ensure maximum accountability in all financial issues relating to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The ministry, together with the Ghana Football Association, had come under a deluge of criticism following earlier media reports that a budget of $22 million had been submitted for approval for the 2014 World Cup.
However, the government, in an official press released on Monday morning, has approved an amount of ¢24,677,025 (US$9,870,810) in total for Ghana’s participation at the event.
“To those who were getting a little bit of cold feet because you heard that we’ve been given $20 million to chop, the truth has come out. As for the truth, no matter what you do, it’ll come out.
“Let me emphasize again that we’ll go to this World Cup and we’ll come back and we’ll account for every pesewa. There’ll be no scandal in this World Cup. It will not happen under my watch,” he assured.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 to July 13 this year.