Government approves $1.28m for African Games 2019


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By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA

Accra, Aug. 13
– The Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) and the
National Sports Authority (NSA) has approved approximately $1.28m budget for
Team Ghana, ahead of the 12
th African Games in Rabat, Morocco.

The budget,
which covers all expenses for the 14 sporting disciplines as well as coaches
and officials for the event was made known by Professor Peter Twumasi Director
General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) in an interview with GNA Sports.

According to
the NSA Director General Prof. Twumasi, who is also the Chairman for the
International Games and Competitions Committee (IGCC), it was very important
the budget was made known to Ghanaians after it was agreed by the Youth and
Sports Ministry headed by Mr. Isaac Kwame Asiamah.

“The IGCC team
has done a great job since it was inaugurated to oversee all issues relating to
the upcoming African Games in morocco.

“We presented a
budget to the Government through the Youth and Sports Ministry and we have
gotten approval and it is very necessary we made it available to Ghanaians,
since some of the disciplines would be leaving the shores of Ghana on Wednesday
14th August, 2019.