It has emerged at the World Cup Commission of Inquiry that fans who supported the Black Stars in Brazil were supposed to be paid $10 each day they spent in Brazil but they did not receive it.
Testifying before the Presidential commission probing Ghana’s participation in the 2014 Brazil World Cup Monday morning, the camp commandant, Mr Frederick Agbesi Nutsu confirmed that it had been planned for the supporters to be paid $10 each day but they did not get it.
According to Mr Nutsu, the rationale for the proposal was that after breakfast each day, supporters went to town, and to make it possible for them not to rush back to camp for lunch, the $10 was budgeted for.
“If there were money, we propose that after taking breakfast, where ever they might be, why not convert lunch into money so that they will not be in a haste to rush back for lunch. But I was told by the then Minister of Youth and Sports (Elvis Afriyie Ankrah) that, there was no money when I approached him,” Mr Nutsu told the Commission Monday morning.
Last week two caterers for the supporters in Brazil, Ambar Quality Foods Limited, Mrs. Gertrude Quashigah and Kenkey Boutique Catering Services, testified that $45 dollars was budgeted for each of the 612 fans in Brazil.
Out of this amount, the caterers were allocated $35 as the feeding fees to prepare two meals each day.
The remaining $10 was for the fans as pocket money.