The Chairman of the Youth,Sports and Culture committee in Parliament has commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for launching investigation into the deportation of some 60 Ghanaians from Australia.
The deportees, whose visa acquisition is alleged to have been facilitated by the Sports Ministry and the NSA, are said to have also posed as journalists to cover the ongoing Common Wealth Games.
The investigation into the scandal came with the suspension of Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Hadzide and the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Robert Sarfo Mensah.
But speaking on Celebrity Sports Talk on Power 97.9 FM Friday, Alex Agyekum who is also the MP for Mpohor said the president took a bold decision to “sanitise the Sports ministry and guard the reputation of the country.”
Mr Agyekum believes the president might have established a Prima facie case against the two, which led to their suspension. He however hastened they could be reinstated after they are probed and proven innocent.
“We need to uproot and that’s what the president has started. It’s not about equalisation. It’s about the reputation of our country,” he told Nana Prempeh, the host of the show.
The Mpohor MP observed the Sports Ministry, over the years has been cited for corruption in international tournaments and the president had to put a stop to the yearly embarrassment that emanates from such tourneys.
“Maybe there us something we need to uproot because this is a global issue,” he said.
He advised sports fanatics to remain resolute as the matter is tackled by authorities.
He further noted the Sports committee in Parliament does not see the Sports Ministry as a bad one. He believes the scandals keep repeating because the ministry is a broad one with many branches that are quite difficult to manage.