Sports News of Saturday, 3 November 2018
Sports Minister, Mr Isaac Asiamah has declined to comment on the ‘missing’ GHc16million funding for the construction of the New Edubiase Sports Stadium.
In a telephone call, the minister told Rainbow Radio 87.5FM he has handed over the case to National Security hence, his inability to comment on it.
Mr Asiamah said he is now a minister and must be seen engaging in banter with anyone on the matter.
The case he stressed is being investigated by National Security and has admonished Ghanaians to exercise patience and allow the investigation to go on.
Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye slammed him [Asiamah] for failing to engage him on the alleged missing GHc1.6 million meant for the New Edubiase Sports Stadium.
The MP for Odododiodoo constituency was worried the minister who is also a legislator failed to ask him about the matter and has come public with the issue in an attempt to denigrate him.
But the minister says he was only doing his job. The current Sports Minister, Mr Isaac Asiamah has revealed before parliament that, his ministry cannot trace the source of funding for the New Edubiase Sports Stadium.
According to the Sports Minister, the funding for the project was not captured in the budget for 2015 and 2016, and there is no evidence of sponsorship for the project.
The minister further disclosed that, a payment of one million, six hundred and fifty thousand, two hundred and seventy-one Ghana Cedis (GH?1,650,271.00) had been received in cash by the construction company in charge of the project, Shakdeen Limited from the then Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye.