Parliament approves GHC 36 million budget for Ministry of Sports

first_imgParliament on Tuesday approved GHC 36,134,116.00 for the Ministry of Youth and Sports.The amount is made up of a Government of Ghana component of GHC 35,685, 666.00 and an internally generated fund of GHC 448,450.00.The Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, who moved the motion on the floor gave the itinerary for the Ministry. He said the Black Stars would participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Black Queens would participate in the 2014 Africa Women qualifiers and championships. The local Black Stars would participate in the African nation’s champion in South Africa, National female U-17 football team; the Black Maidens would participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Tournament to be staged in Costa Rica.He said Ghana would participate in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.A report by the Committee of Youth Sports showed that though Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) was under the Ministry no allocation was made to the Agency in the 2014 annual estimates for the Ministry.last_img