Ghana’s Sport minister Mahama Ayariga has been reportedly reassigned to a new ministry, reports on Monday claimed.
Though the presidency is yet to officially confirm the report, rumours are rife that he’s being reassigned to the Environment Science and Technology in a major ministerial reshuffle expected to hit the country in the coming days.
The Member of Parliament for Bawku court controversy last week when he branded questions being asked by journalists pertaining to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations budget as ‘useless’.
“It is very unfortunate that you choose that this is what you will discuss. I thought that at this stage, those who are interested in sports in Ghana would now be asking me questions about how to sustain excellence in sports in Ghana, how are you going to get infrastructure for the development of sports in Ghana, how are you going to manage these players so that the next tournament they will be able to perform exceedingly well and take the cup, how are you going to make sure that all other national teams do so well? Sadly you are asking me about…the money that was spent on food,” Mr Ayariga said angrily in an interview with Captain Smart on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show.
“You are using valuable time to discuss useless matters, please, I think that this is very very regrettable and it will dampen the spirit of the boys who were trying to kill themselves only to come back and even the food that they ate, they will hear on radio that their minister is answering questions about the food that they ate. It’s sad, it’s sad, it’s sad,” he howled.
“If I decide to grant you an interview as a minister, I expect you to ask me useful questions…you want to take over the job of the Auditor? Are you the Auditor?”
Earlier, Mr Ayariga had told Parliament that Ghana spent close to $6million on the tournament.
According to him, Government spent $4.774, 519.19 million dollars and Ghc3.242,580 million Ghana cedis which adds up to $5.8 million.
He is currently in Saudi Arabia holding discussions with his Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Mossad Bin Abdulaziz on ways to develop sports in the two countries.
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