I don’t know why I wept but it hurts to be called a thief – Adu Asare

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There was yet another drama at Monday’s sitting of the Presidential

Commission of Inquiry investigating Ghana’s shambolic performance in

this year’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

The Chairman of the Protocol and Supporters Welfare Committee, Mr.

Gabriel Adu-Asare, wept before the committee Monday.

Asked by host of Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem, Captain Smart why he, like the

Minister for Youth and Sports Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, wept at the

Commission’s hearing, Mr. Adu-Asare said, “sometimes you can’t control

your tears.”

He said he was saddened by media reports that his committee

misappropriated and embezzled money meant for organizing the

airlifting of football fans to Brazil.

He said unlike in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa where money was

set aside by government for the preparation towards the games, in 2014

there was nothing like that.

The committee, he said, had to raise money from corporate

organizations and any money realized was paid into accounts managed by

the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“The Ministry was the spending officers, money wasn’t in our hands so

there was no money to steal,” he said.

The former Member of Parliament for Adentan Constituency in Accra said

he was extremely hurt by the false reports which he said were designed

to malign him and the other members of the Protocol and Supporters

Welfare Committee.

He said the committee failed to execute its mandate primarily because

government did not make funds available for the execution of its


The general public, he insisted, must stop bastardising the committee members.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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