Suspended National Sports Authority (NSA) worker, Christine Ashley has accused president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Ben Nunoo Mensah of “false reportage” and blamed him squarely for the scandal that hit Ghana’s participation at this year’s Commonwealth games in Australia.
Miss Ashley together with Hussein Akuetteh Addy, both staff of the NSA, were implicated in the Commonwealth Games’ alleged visa racketeering which saw some 60 Ghanaians deported by Australian authorities as fake journalists.
The two assisted the GOC in their data entry for Ghana’s contingent to the games.
Breaking her silence on Starr 103.5 FM’s Extra Time show, Christine Ashley argued they only entered information for accreditations from lists provided them and were not responsible for fact-checking.
“We never did anything wrong, the report by CEPS states that we had entered some illegal names unto the system but it’s never true”
“All the list we entered were submitted to us by presidents of the various federations or their secretaries and how would we know this is truly a player or not and so it’s certainly not our fault,” she told host Henry Asante Twum.
“Even if we had done anything wrong, why didn’t they scrutinize the list before we went to Australia but decided to tarnish our image in Australia? But I, Christine Ashley, will blame GOC president Ben Nunoo Mensah because he started the whole process and gave false reportage to the media in Australia,” she argued.