Athletics Information of Wednesday, 16 September 2020
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GH¢1,500 for footballers: ‘We have accomplished the analysis’ – NDC replies ‘doubting’ Gabby
The opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated its marketing campaign promise to pay back nearby soccer if elected into business on December 7, 2020, is backed by sound investigation.
NDC Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, stated as element of the coverage proposal, any Premier League Club in will need of monetary support will be able to use for money to remunerate its gamers.
“As it has been the case for each individual other plan proposal contained in the NDC’s Peoples’ Manifesto, we have finished the assessment and we know how much this social intervention will expense the nation and how we intend to fund it when elected,” Sammy Gyamfi stated in a statement.
The NDC Communications Officer was reacting to a social media put up by a member of the governing New Patriotic Bash (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Asare Darko, which sought to mock the NDC promise as unattainable.
Sammy Gyamfi experienced said previously that the NDC options to pay out at minimum GH¢1,500 regular monthly allowances to all players in Ghana’s elite league.
Apart from the payment of allowances to the gamers, Sammy Gyamfi suggests the NDC will also set up a sports improvement fund which they will use to cater for all investments in the athletics industry.
But in the Facebook article by Mr Otchere-Darko he wrote: “A environment to start with! Professional footballers to be additional to federal government payroll in circumstance John Mahama wins. I hope the mathematicians are including up the costs to you the taxpayers. The truth is: you and I know they really don’t imply it!”
But in a sharp rebuttal, Sammy Gyamfi explained “Did I listen to the Nephew of President Akufo-Addo and Ghana’s De facto Prime Minister, Gabby Otchere Darko suggest that this laudable plan is not doable? For the documents, the lawful expenses paid out to Gabby Otchere Darko and his cronies below the stinking ‘Agyapa deal’ on your own can pay out for this coverage over a period of 4 many years, not to discuss of the unparalleled waste of community money we are witnessing under the overweight and corrupt Akufo Addo-government.”
Study Sammy Gyamfi’s whole rebuttal under.
Comrade Sammy Gyamfi responds to Gabby Otchere Darko for dismissing NDC’s pledge to build a Sports activities Advancement Fund to assist remuneration of nearby club gamers and endorse athletics in Ghana:
Soccer undoubtedly, is the enthusiasm of the nation, and a sport that has put and continues to place food stuff on the tables of many of our region adult males and ladies. In truth, Ghana soccer evokes these deep perception of national delight and also generates economic alternatives for 1000’s of Ghanaians, that any authorities truly worth its sort have to guidance the progress, improvement and welbeing of this most cherished sport.
The NDC recognises the dire straits that our Sports Associations, particularly the Soccer fraternity and Leading League Golf equipment have endured in the earlier two several years, very first as a outcome of the disruption that was triggered by the #12 investigations, and at present because of to the debilitating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on Ghana football which has been halted considering that early this 12 months.
This is why, H.E John Dramani Mahama, the Nation Builder, has among the other matters, fully commited himself to setting up a Athletics Improvement Fund to encourage sporting activities in Ghana when elected.
Web site 86, paragraph 7.6.1 (f) of the Peoples’ Manifesto reads
We will….. “use the Sports Improvement Fund to support the Sports Associations to provide and boost remuneration and welfare of local sportsmen and girls.”
Below this coverage, any Premier League Club in require of financial assistance can between other things, utilize for money to remunerate their gamers and help save their occupations, sustain livelihoods and protect this sort of clubs from heading down.
As it has been the circumstance for each and every other plan proposal contained in the NDC’s Peoples’ Manifesto, we have performed the investigation and we know how a lot this social intervention will price tag the nation and how we intend to fund it when elected.
For occasion with regards to the Ghana Leading League which has a total of 18 soccer clubs, with an normal of 22 gamers each individual, should governing administration guidance every single workforce with remuneration of GHS1,500 for each participant, it will value the country an volume of GHS594,000 ((i.e. GHS33,000 × 18 golf equipment) each individual thirty day period. In four (4) a long time, it will value the nation a overall quantity of GHS28,512,000 (i.e 594,000 × 48 months), equal to US$4.8 million bucks.
Any club which added benefits from this intervention will be essential to spend a little proportion of the transfer & sign-on costs of any of their players who receives a international deal into the revolving Sporting activities Growth Fund. This we consider will be prudent use of community cash to regenerate and enhance an industry that feeds a lot of and proceeds to be the breeding grounds for burgeoning talents who go on to raise the identify of Ghana higher on the world-wide phase.
Did I listen to the Nephew of President Akufo-Addo and Ghana’s De facto Primary Minister, Gabby Otchere Darko suggest that this laudable plan is not doable? For the data, the lawful fees paid to Gabby Otchere Darko and his cronies below the stinking “Agyapa deal” on your own can pay out for this policy about a period of four (4) yrs, not to communicate of the unparalleled squander of community resources we are witnessing below the obese and corrupt Akufo Addo-govt.
Governance is all about options and priorities. Whilst, President Akufo Addo prioritizes profligacy, cronyism, wastage and corruption, President Mahama, the Nation Builder has preferred to channel state means into productive initiatives such as athletics development for the profit of the nation. John Mahama is trustworthy and can be reliable to produce his claims. Naysayers and deliberate cynics like Gabby Otchere Darko who don’t appreciate the want for federal government to help our local sports activities golf equipment and associations due to the fact they think this sort of interventions should rather be channelled into crony spouse and children and close friends deals to benefit a several, should really be overlooked and handled with the contempt they are worthy of.
Sammy Gyamfi Esq.
(Countrywide Communications Officer, NDC)
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