The Sports Ministry has debunked media reports that an amount of $2.1 million has been earmarked for Ghana’s participation at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.
The multi-sports event is scheduled to commence on April 4.
“We are guided by the fact that the last games Ghana competed in Glasgow in 2014, Ghana spent at the event, in excess of $2 million.
“And so the committee set up to oversee Ghana’s participation at this year’s multi-sports event is doing everything possible to [to beat it down] for this year’s competition.
“We believe that with 141 contingent [Ghana is presenting this year] as against 169 to the 2014 Glasgow Games, we believe that we should have a shortfall of the over two million dollars that Ghana spent.
“The aim of the Committee is to be able to beat down that budget as much as possible. So the reported 2.1 million dollars in the media is false,” Sports Ministry spokesperson Elvis Adjei-Baah told Starrsportsgh.
A contingent of 72 athletes from 12 disciplines, 39 technical team and 20 officials will represent Ghana at the Commonwealth games. The athletes selected for the competition will begin a non-residential camping latest by next-week and move to Australia in March to camp ahead of the event.