July 15, 2011

The Greater Accra Regional Minister Nii Armah Ashittey has dismissed reports that he drove away District Sports Directors from his office on Wednesday.

It was alleged that, Mr. Nortey Dowuna who is the Chairman of the Greater Accra Handball Association and some delegation together with the Greater Accra Regional Sports Director were driven out from Mr. Ashittey’s office when they went to seek financial support in preparation for the upcoming National Unity Games.

The Minister who is also the Member of Parliament for Klotey Korley indeed confirmed that the District Directors of Sports came to his office on Wednesday requesting financial support for the Unity Games.

He explained to Asempa Sports on Thursday that, he did not drive them out of his office as reported by the Directors but only told them it would have been better if they had brought written petition for their request, since he is required to account for whatever goes in and out of the Ministry.

He said it came as a surprise to him when he heard the Sports Directors – who spent over an hour in his office – claiming that he sacked them.

The games will kick off on Sunday 17th to Wednesday 27th July 2011, in Accra with 20 different sporting activities with all the ten regions in the country participating.

Source: Asempa Sports