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Ghana FA ready to face Public Accounts Committee- Kwesi Nyantakyi

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi is ready to face the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament over allegations it owes the Foreign Affairs Ministry US$1,242

Last Monday, Foreign Affairs Ministry Hannah Tetteh told PAC that the GFA had refused to settle the bill on two cooks hired to render service for the Stars during an international assignment in Brazzaville, Congo, in 2011.

Tetteh told the committee that her ministry had to pay the cooks to avoid possible embarrassment to the country.

She was quoted as saying: “I hope if the FA is watching this they will be inspired to come and make a refund of $1,242.74 as quickly as possible so that the bill will be cleared.”

However, Nyantakyi was adamant that the Ministry of Youth and Sports was rather responsible for such expenses.

“The GFA is not responsible for payment of expenses incurred on the national teams.

“That’s why there is always a purse holder from the Ministry of Youth and Sports who takes care of such incidentals, so the GFA cannot be held responsible as the impression being created.

“Nonetheless, the association is ready to appear before the Public Accounts Committee when invited.

“It was unfair for the Foreign Minister and the committee to tag the FA as being guilty when in fact the inquiries or blame should have been directed to the agency responsible for holding the national teams’ purse.

“We are yet to be notified but if indeed we are, we will go and set the records straight.”

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