Mr. Larry Acheampong, Special Assistant to former minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, has disclosed that, an amount of $19,831 was paid as commission to Al Continental, a purchasing agent that aided officials of Ghana to buy food items whilst in Brazil.
Mr. Acheampong told the Justice Senyo Commission of Inquiry that, the amount represented 10% of commission on the total amount of food stuffs purchased each time they visited the supermarket.
According to Mr. Acheampong, the Ghana delegation visited the super market on five occasions and paid commission on total amount of food stuffs purchased.
He added that, the agents were responsible for the directions to supermarkets to make purchases hence the commission.
His revelations seemed to have amazed the commissioner, who asked of the essence of series of trips to Brazil before the competition.
According to Mr. Acheampong, they were compelled to rely on the agents due to language barrier and direction around town.
Mr. Acheampong however, said he was not aware of the cost of food items purchased each time, adding that, Fred Darko, the Project Coordinator will be able to give the commission the exact cost of food stuffs.
He also denied receiving an email from a super market on the cost of food stuffs purchased.
“My Lord, what Mrs. Quarshigah told the commission earlier was a lie. I did not receive any email on the cost of food stuffs from the super market,” he said.