Ghana has budgeted $1.28 million for the All African Games in Morocco.
According to the Director General of the National Sports Authority, Prof. Peter Twumasi, who is also the Chairman for the International Games and Competitions Committee (IGCC), it was very important that the budget be made known to Ghanaians, after it was approved by the Youth and Sports Ministry.
He noted the budget covers all expenses for Team Ghana at the 12th African Games, where Ghana is presenting a lean team of medal hopefuls.
“We presented a budget to Government through the Youth and Sports Ministry and we have gotten approval, so it is important we made it available to Ghanaians,” Prof Twumasi told Accra-based Citi FM.
Prof. Twumasi stated that the budget includes bonuses for all the athletes, coaches and officials, with an amount of $3000, $2000 and $1000 going to athletes who would win gold, silver or bronze respectively in the single or individual sports in the various disciplines.
With regards to team sports, each player would be rewarded with $2000, $1500 and $1000 respectively for winning gold, silver or bronze.
By Delrand Ansah Mensah Whyte (SKIPPER), Daily Mail GH