World Cup Commission report gathering dust three months after completion


Some senior sports journalists in the country are questioning why the Presidency has failed to receive the report by the Dzamefe Commission which probed Ghana’s poor performance in the World Cup, three months after it wrapped up its work.

“I do not see any justification in the delay….my information is that they are waiting for the presidency to give them a date for the presentation of the report” ace sports commentator Kwabena Yeboah told Joy Sports.

The three member commission was set up in August 2014 and interviewed over 80 witnesses, including Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi as well as former Sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah.

Officials of the Commission have told JOYNEWS the report has been ready since December last year for submission to the Presidency.

According to Kwabena Yeboah, changes at the Presidency during the last months hampered plans to present the report. The President sacked his Chief of Staff Prosper Bani and deputy Valerie Sawyer.

This, he says, may have created some instability at the presidency.

“There is so much public interest in what the report contains” he underlined.

Many suspect the report will open a can of worms on the operations of the Sports Ministry and the involvement of politicians in the horrendous Black Stars campaign in Brazil last June.

Sports journalist Christopher Opoku doubts government’s seriousness in dealing with the report.

He mentions that although government funding the transportation of supporters to tournaments has been discouraged during the Commission hearing, government allegedly flew supporters to Equatorial Guinea in January during the AFCON tournament.

“Every government is a huge PR institution” he said, suggesting there may be attempts to cover up the findings of the World Cup Commission.


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