|Minister Explains Expenditure For 2010 World Cup|
|Wednesday, 20 June 2012 16:16|
The Minister For Youth and Sports Mr Clement Kofi Humado has revealed that government spent an amount of Sixteen Million, Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty-Five United States Dollars and thirty-seven cents (US$16,998,955.37 ) for Ghana in participating in the 2010 World Cup competition in South Africa.
He indicated that a total amount of Eighteen Million, Five Hundred and Fifteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Six Dollars and Eighty Three Cents (US$18,515,256.83) was received from government, private sponsorship, and “Text and Win” promotion towards the 2010 tournament.
Mr Kofi Humado disclosed this in parliament yesterday, when answering questions on the expenditure breakdown when Ghana participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Minister said out of the amount that was spent, a balance of One Million, Five Hundred and Seventy-Six Thousand, Three Hundred and One Dollars and Forty-Six Cents (US$1, 516, 301, 46) has been paid into government chest.
Giving the expenditure breakdown, he enumerated the allocations as followings, per diem allowance amounted to US$ 269,800.00; Accommodation and Meals US$ 3,413,519.72; Scouting and Monitoring US$106,794.00; Sundry expenses (medicals, laundry and visa fees) also cost 78,560.05 as well as US$150,000.00 for Protocol.
Mr Kofi Humado further stated that an amount of US$ 5,925,000.00 was for Appearance fees; Winning bonuses, US$ 2,541,500.00; Transportation US$38,181.23; Air-Tickets US$2,722,571.73; Publicity, US$ 91,534.06, among others.
The Minister stressed that the expenditure was the true records ascertained from the Ghana Football Association which was guaranteed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The Minority, led by the MP for New Juaben North, Mr Hackman Owusu Agyeman notified the Second Deputy Speaker Doe Adjaho to enable the Minister to come to parliament again to furnish them with detailed information on the how funds were expended during the 2010 World Cup.
Source: Gilbert Ankrah and Richie Osei (ISD)