National Chairman of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu, has alleged that some political party executives were flown to Qatar by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
In an interview with ace journalist,Kwame Sefa Kayi, on Tuesday, Mr Ofori Owusu indicated that all the cost involved in the trip to Qatar to observe the 2022 World Cuptournament was fully funded by the Ministry.
According to him, executives of the Progressive People’s Party were not provided any sponsorship to Qatar.
“My colleague (political parties) had tickets and full packages to Qatar. They called me and asked where I was. They told me the Sports Ministry gave them packages,” he said.
His claims are yet to be confirmed or denied by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, headed by Mustapha Ussif.
Ghana is among the teams competing to win the 2022 World Cup tournament. Several Ghanaians in the country and across the globe have journeyed to Qatar, in the middle east, to support the Black Stars of Ghana.
In July this year, ahead of the tournament which began in November, it emerged that Kenpong Travel & Tours’ cheapest package for fans attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup from Ghana costs GH37,443.4, estimated at $4,710.
The package covers economy class flight tickets, accommodations for four people in a room, Category Two tickets for Ghana group
matches, COVID-19 testing, travel insurance, medicals, internal transport and a police report.
However, it comes with no feeding while in Qatar. The most expensive package, dubbed Platinum Category A goes for GH₵84,350, approximately $10,610.
It covers business class flight tickets, feeding, single occupancy accommodations in a five-star hotel, Category One tickets for Ghana group matches, COVID-19
testing, travel insurance, medicals, internal transport and a police report.
Share your thought with us!!