NPP Minority demands Parliamentary enquiry into 2014 World Cup
 
Posted on: 2014-Jul-02        
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The Minority in Parliament has filed a motion requesting Parliament to set up a bipartisan committee to investigate events surrounding Ghana’s participation in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Minority says members have no confidence in the proposed committee to be set up by the President to examine what went wrong in Brazil because he failed to enforce recommendations by a similar committee set up to investigate the the controversy surrounding Ghana's participation in the All Africa Games in Maputo and other committees of enquiry.

Ranking member on the Youth and Sports Committee, Isaac Asiamah addressing journalists at a news conference in parliament today said even though the Maputo committee and GYEEDA exposed “managerial incompetence, institutional corruption and organizational rot” government failed to act on them.

Mr Asiamah charged, “It has become obvious to Ghanaians that this government always hide behind the cover of committee to squander public fund with impunity.”

He further stated, “This clearly shows that we have a president who is indecisive, inexperience and always play to the gallery.”

Minority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu in an interview with Joy News questioned the rationale behind the reshuffling of the Minister of Youth and Sports and his deputy.

He said the reshuffle is a testimony of the incompetence of the ministers and wondered why they were not asked to step aside while a committee investigates their roles.

He was more worried that reassigning people who have been deemed to be incompetent, will certainly affect the areas they have been sent to.

“You recognized that they are incompetent but let them come and negatively affect other areas including the Office of the President, what kind of reasoning is this?

“It can only be justified in Ghana’s governance.”

Joy News parliamentary correspondent, Elton John Brobbey said the Speaker of Parliament will ask Isaac Asiamah who tabled the motion to move it for adoption.

The Minority wants the committee to be set up by Parliament to answer 14 questions including the number of officials sent there and how much was paid to each, Elton reported.