Sports News of Thursday, 12 April 2018
Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority, Robert Sarfo Mensah, says he welcomes the President’s decision to suspend him from office in good faith.
Robert Sarfo Mensah as well as the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide have been suspended by the President.
The suspension which takes immediate effect is in reaction to the visa scandal which has rocked the country in the wake of the ongoing Commonwealth games in Australia.
A statement from the presidency in the late afternoon of Thursday, and signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin says the decision was taken after preliminary investigations into how some 60 persons were arrested for attempting to enter Australia under false pretences in the on ongoing 21st Commonwealth games.
The statement further stated that Board Chair of the NSA, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang and the Chef-de Maison for the Commonwealth, Mr Mohammed Sahnoon, have also been recalled from the games village to assist in investigations.
But speaking exclusively on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Thursday few hours after the suspension, Mr Sarfo Mensah said even though, officially, he has not received hard copy of the suspension, he is grateful to the President for such opportunity given him.
He said he personally met the President where he informed him to step aside for investigations.
“No one has called to inform me and I have not received any letter to that effect but the President called me and informed me. I respect his decision and welcome it in good faith. He asked me to step aside so that when investigations are conducted then we know what to do”, he said.
Mr Sarfo Mensah served notice that he will be glad to tell his side of the story if he is invited by the committee set to investigate the matter.