June 22, 2015

Ranking Member of the Youth, Sports and Culture Committee of Parliament, Isaac Asiamah, has said the White Paper on the recent probe into Ghana’s participation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was carried by the Justice Dzamefe’s committee was to cover up the mess that was created by the government.

According to him, the exercise was largely targeted at some officials at the Ghana Football Association (GFA), adding it was just to absorb any government official involved in the complexity of any blame.

“We have already said it was going to be another waste of the poor tax payer’s money. They have just wasted our money. We told you so. The purpose of that Commission was to do a house cleaning at the GFA. Yes, that is good but the real house cleaning should have started from the presidency where all the mess started,” he told Kasapafmonline.com.

On Monday, March 30, 2015, President John Dramani Mahama received the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry chaired by Justice Senyo Dzamefe which investigated matters relating to the participation of the Black Stars at the 2014 World football tournament in Brazil.

The report was subsequently referred to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice for advice.

A Government White Paper has accordingly been issued with the document calling for further investigations.