President Suspends Deputy Sports Minister
Over Commonwealth Visa Scandal
President Akufo-Addo has suspended the Deputy Minister of Sports for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide as well as the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority Robert Sarfo Mensah over the Commonwealth visa scandal.
According to a letter signed and issued yesterday, by the Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin at the Presidency, the decision was taken following preliminary investigations conducted in to the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 50 Ghanaians who had attempted to enter Australia by false pretense, in the ongoing Commonwealth Games.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 12th April, 2018, suspended from office, with immediate effect, the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide; and the acting Director General of the National Sports Authority, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah.
This decision has been taken following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some sixty (60) Ghanaians, who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences, in the on-going 21st Commonwealth Games.
The President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah; the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyeman; and the Chef-de-Maison for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Mr Mohammed Sahnoon, have also been recalled from the Games to assist in investigations currently being undertaken by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service.