Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association, Alhaji Ali Raji says he is disappointed in President Mahama’s administration over their refusal to refund the expenditure incurred during the 2013 President’s Cup, threatening legal action if the money is not refunded immediately.
According to the indignant GHALCA Chairman, the government, led by His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, is owing his outfit GH¢500,000.00 [Five Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis] as the cost for the organising the event.
Addressing the GHALCA General Assembly a few weeks ago, Alhaji Raji commended the government for sponsoring the 2015 President’s Cup through the Ministry of Youth and Sports but expressed his disappointment in their refusal to refund the cost for the 2013 event.
“At this juncture, I cannot but state categorically that the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have not been fair to GHALCA and to the Chairman in particular due to the inability of the Presidency and the Ministry to redeem its commitment after all the several documents we have submitted on request in respect of the 2013 President Cup,” Alhaji Raji noted in his statement.
“The indebtedness of about GH¢500,000 has survived three Ministers of Sports, three Chiefs of Staff including the Parliamentary Select Committee on Sports.”
“It has been an embarrassing moment for me especially when it is my duty to protect the image of the association and the government of the day. As of this time, no cedi has been paid to GHALCA.”
“I am reiterating that GHALCA is now going to take all legal steps to demand the payment of this money,” Alhaji Raji concluded.
GHALCA is expected to go to the polls next month and it is likely Alhaji Raji will be contesting his vice Isaac Koomson, AshGold CEO Kudjoe Fianoo and Berekum Chelsea management member Oduro Sarfo.