Afriyie-Ankrah’s response to the Gov’t White Paper

Statement By Hon. Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, On The Release Of The Government White Paper On The Report Of The World Cup Commission Of Inquiry

I have taken notice of the Government’s White Paper on the report of the Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the participation of the Black Starts Team in the World Cup tournament in Brazil 2014 and I wish to make some brief remarks.

I wish reiterate my long-standing and unambiguous position, for the avoidance of all doubts, that, I NEVER and DID NOT engage in any act of embezzlement or misappropriation of public funds in and outside the Brazil World Cup saga. I rendered full accounts of my stewardship to the relevant authorities with respect to both the funds allocated to the team by government and the funds which I together with my team solicited through an innovative corporate sponsorship drive.

In the coming days, I expect to get a copy of the full report of the ustice Dzamefe-led Commission of Inquiry which was submitted to the Government in March. My legal team and I shall study it thoroughly and carefully together with the White Paper, after which I will make a full statement, where need be, on the Commission’s recommendations and the White Paper.

I am ready to cooperate with the relevant authorities on any other consequential matters arising from the report and the White Paper, just as I did with the Commission of Inquiry.

HON. ELVIS AFRIYIE-ANKRAH (Minister of State at the Presidency)

Source :  ghanaweb