Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Pius Enam Hadzide ,has debunked claims that he is granting visas and accreditations to Ghanaians traveling to Australia for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
This comes after the deportation of some Ghanaians from Australia who claimed to be journalists.
According to him, it’s not the ministry who handles accreditations and visas but rather the Ghana Olympic Committee specifically the Chef de mission office.
“I’m the Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, not the counsellor officer at the Australian high commission”,he told Asempa FM.
” Even my visa was granted through the (GOC) together with the sports minister Isaac Asiamah who travelled to Australia for ministers meeting ahead of the games”.
Ghana will be represented by 72 athletes, 22 coaches and 12 Officials for the games, and will be looking to forward improve on the 2 medals they won at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with 5 medals at the 2018 games.
The Commonwealth Games is slated from April 4-15.
By Queenster Agyepong