President Akufo-Addo has suspended the Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Kojo Baah Agyeman.
The decision through a letter, was communicated to the Board Chairman by the Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, acting in the absence of the president who is in the United Kingdom, and signed by Director of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin.
The letter, dated 12th April 2018, clearly states that the Board Chairman has been suspended with immediate effect.
Baah Agyemang’s suspension has been taken following the preliminary investigations into the visa racketeering brouhaha, that has rocked the nation as regards the 21st Commonwealth Games in Australia.
For Immediate Release:
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO SUSPENDS BOARD CHAIRPERSON OF THE
NATIONAL SPORTS AUTHORITY
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on
Thursday, 12th April, 2018, suspended from office, with immediate effect,
the Chairperson of the Board of the National Sports Authority, Hon.
Kwadwo Baah Agyeman.
This decision was communicated to the Board Chair by the Vice President
of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Tuesday, 17th April,
2018, following the absence from the jurisdiction of the President, who is
attending the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in
London, United Kingdom.
Just as in the cases of the suspension of the Deputy Minister for Youth and
Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide; and the acting Director General of the National
Sports Authority, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah, the decision to suspend Hon.
Kwadwo Baah Agyeman has been taken following preliminary
investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of
some sixty (60) Ghanaians, who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia
by false pretences, at the 21st Commonwealth Games.
The three officials, together with the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah; and the Chef-de-Maison for the 2018
Commonwealth Games, Mr Mohammed Sahnoon, are to assist the Criminal
Investigations Department of the Police Service in the ongoing
investigations into the matter.
Director of Communications