Ghana Sports Minister Updates Parliament On Afcon 2023 Expenses

Ghana Sports Minister Updates Parliament On Afcon 2023 Expenses
Ghana Sports Minister
Written By : Evans Annan Acquah



In a significant parliamentary session today, Mustapha Ussif, Ghana's Sports Minister, presented a detailed report on the financial aspects of Ghana's participation in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 tournament. The minister's statement provided insight into the budget allocation, funds released, expenditure breakdown, and corporate sponsorship associated with the country's involvement in this prestigious football competition.

Here are the key highlights:

1. Budget Allocation: Ghana allocated a total of $8,506,450.00 for its AFCON 2023 campaign, covering various expenses related to team preparation and participation.

2. Funds Released: The Ministry of Finance released $5,071,840.36 to support Ghana's participation in AFCON 2023, enabling the team to meet its obligations and compete at the highest level.

3. Expenditure Breakdown: Ghana spent $3,070,067.81, covering per diems, flights, medical expenses, equipment procurement, logistics, and hospitality for the team.

4. Remaining Funds Returned: After the tournament, Ghana returned the unused balance of $2,001,772.55, showcasing responsible financial management.

5. Corporate Sponsorship: MTN contributed an additional $400,000, supporting Ghana's AFCON campaign and complementing government expenditure.

The minister's transparent address reaffirms the government's commitment to accountable financial practices in sports management. The breakdown of expenses and fund utilization demonstrates responsible stewardship of public funds.

As Ghana evaluates its AFCON 2023 performance and anticipates future tournaments, the minister's statement sets the stage for continued transparency and accountability in sports resource management, fostering confidence among stakeholders and the public.

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