Minister for Youth and Sports Hon Isaac Asiamah on Wednesday 24th July appeared before Parliament to disclose to them budget used at the just ended African Cup of Nations.
Among the issues he touched on included the performance of the team at the tournament, monies that were used to cater for the players, technical staff, fans and journalist among other people.
The Minister was asked about a purported state-sponsored trip by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of supporters, journalist and the whole entourage to the pyramids and other tourist site in Egypt.
In parliament, the minister who appeared to be livid at the question posed brushed it aside stating the number of times he has been in Egypt and went further to state that the tour or excursion was catered for by FIFA/CAF.
“That I led an excursion in Egypt? That is neither here nor there.Mr Speaker It was a decision by CAF/FIFA to organize all supporters of countries that participated for an excursion so as a minister I was briefed and I communicated it to the supporters. That was what happened so the Minister never organized an excursion for the supporters.
And for your information Mr Speaker, I have been in Egypt for more than seven/eight ocassions and my last visit was four moths ago when I was there for the Arab/Africa Youth Conference in Aswan Egypt. Its not true so lets stop dwelling on these Social media discussions.” he fumed.
In the audio making rounds which was captured during a meeting of the minister with the various supporters union in Egypt, the minister is head telling the supporters that their cry of boredom has reached his office and is therefore organizing a trip for them.
The Sports Minister could be heard calling the board chairman of the National Sports Authority Kwame Baah Agyemang and the deputy accountant of the Ministry who in the audio the minister referred to as the purse holder Hamidan to try and organize a trip for the supporters.