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MOYS summon Ashanti Region NSA Boss over turning Baba Yara Stadium in funeral grounds on Saturdays

Published on: 02 February 2018
Deputy Sports Minister, Hon. Pius Hadzide

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has summoned the Ashanti Regional Director of the National Sports Authority, Joshua Mensah, to explain comments that the Baba Yara Stadium would be closed down for sporting activities on Saturdays to make way for funerals and other social activities.

In a statement signed by Deputy Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, Joshua Mensah will be made to explain why “he should not be sanctioned for making public comments of such serious nature without authorization.”

The Director General of the National Sports Authority swiftly jumped to the defence of his subordinate insisting the comments were does not represent the view of his outfit.

But the Sports Ministry is dragging Joshua Mensah to the capital to explain himself and to convince them as to why he took that stand.

“It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, certain comments and suggestions made by the Regional Director of the National Sports Authority  (NSA), Ashanti Region to the effect that the Baba Yara Stadium may soon be closed to sporting activities on Saturdays in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.

“This has generated some disquiet and apprehension.

"Whiles I commend the D-G of the NSA for swift reaction in indicating that no such decision has been made and approved, I have directed that the Regional Director be invited immediately to Accra to explain why he should not be sanctioned for making public comments of such serious nature without authorization,” a statement signed by Deputy Sports Minister Pius Enam Hadzide read.

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter

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