Ex-Sports Minister Vanderpuye blames poor record-keeping for NSA debts

Sports News of Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Source: Myjoyonline.com

2017-03-01

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye Is Ghana's Sports MinisterNii Lantey Vanderpuye

The immediate past Minister of Sports, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, has exclusively revealed to Joysports poor record-keeping at the ministry is responsible for the huge debt the National Sports Authority (NSA) is saddled in.

The NSA has gone bankrupt with a debt in excess of GHc2 million in default of electricity bills, as well as owing Meridian Travel and Tours and Goshen Travel and Tours $25,600 and $25,000 respectively.

In addition to this, the National Sports Authority is fighting a Court order in favour of Litina Travel and Tours Agency who are demanding Judgment debt of $380,000 for denying themthe opportunity to airlift Ghanaians to the 2015 All Africa Games.

The Travel agency took to the court after a contract it legally won was handed to another company.

According to Vanderpuye book-keeping is a big problem for the NSA ‘’As a Minister when the issue came to me, we went through all our records and there is no record of Litina Travel and Tours having won a contract from the Ministry so I asked my Chief Director to engage them (NSA) to furnish the ministry with the records of that contract award in other for us(Ministry) to know… there are so many of these debts’’.

‘’One of the things that is affecting the Ministry is a lack of legal representation, reason a lot of judgment have been given against the ministry’’.

‘’The difficulty we were having was that some of these cases run as far back as 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and documentation was a problem, records were no available’’ 

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