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Finance Ministry allegedly paid $800,000 to GFA to cover cost of Brazil, Nicaragua friendlies – Journalist Discloses

Collins Atta Poku, a well-known sports journalist, claims that Ken Ofori-Atta, the minister of finance, gave the Ghana Football Association (GFA) $800,000 to cover match expenses during the September 2022 international break.

The Black Stars played Brazil in France in one of their two friendlies during the break, then four days later they traveled to Spain to play Nicaragua.

Finance Ministry allegedly paid $800,000 to GFA to cover cost of Brazil, Nicaragua friendlies – Journalist Discloses

“Got in touch with 3 Majority MPs who told me they were dismayed to find out the Finance Minister paid almost $800,000 to the Ghana Football Association just last week, in spite of all the challenges we face. The money covers their expenditure in the Brazil and Nicaragua games,” he tweeted on October 25, 2022.

In the two games, Ghana lost 3-0 to Brazil and won 1-0 against Nicaragua.

To regain the confidence of the public in the economy, certain New Patriotic Party (NPP) members of parliament have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to sack Finance Minister and Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Adu Boahen.

On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in Parliament, their spokesperson, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi, Member of Parliament for Asante-Akim North, made the announcement during a briefing for the media.

If the president ignores their requests, the organization declared it will neither conduct business with the government nor support the 2023 Budget.

The petition to fire the finance minister has allegedly received support from roughly 80 NPP MPs so far.

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