Government approves $1.28m for African Games
Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) and the National Sports Authority (NSA) has approved a budget of approximately $1.28m for team Ghana’s partcipation at the 2019 All African Games (AAG) in Rabat, Morocco.
According to the of the Director General of the National Sports Authority,
Prof. Peter Twumasi, who is also the Chairman for the International Games and
Competitions Committee (IGCC), it was very important that the budget be made known to Ghanaians, after it was approved
by the Youth and Sports Ministry headed by Honorable Isaac Kwame Asiamah.
He noted that, the budget covers all expenses for
Team Ghana at the 12th African Games, where Ghana is presenting a lean team of
“The IGCC team has done a great job since it was
inaugurated to oversee all issues relating to the upcoming African Games in
“We presented a budget to Government through the
Youth and Sports Ministry and we have gotten approval, so it is important we
made it available to Ghanaians”.
Professor Twumasi noted that the budget includes
bonuses for all the athletes, coaches and officials, with an amount of $3000,
$2000 and $1000 going to athletes who would win gold, silver or bronze
respectively in the single or individual sports in the various disciplines.
With regards to team sports, each player would be
rewarded with $2000, $1500 and $1000 respectively for winning gold, silver or
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