Hadzide, NSA Board Chair officially reinstated

Pius Enam Hadzide

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has officially reinstated suspended Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide.

The decision comes after Mr Hadzide was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Australian visa scandal by a police report.

The Chairman of the Board of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Kwadwo Baah Agyeman, who was suspended with Mr Hadzide, has also been reinstated.

It turned out that many were added to the delegation under false professional identities.

Some officers who supervised the processes towards the games, including the two, were suspended pending investigations.

The two were suspended following preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 60 Ghanaians who had allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences during the 21st Commonwealth Games.

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According to a statement from the presidency signed by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications, “The report of the inquiry into the allegations, which was submitted to the president on 6 July 2018, contained no adverse findings against them.”

Below is the statement from the presidency:

For Immediate Release

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO REINSTATES DEPUTY YOUTH AND
SPORTS MINISTER AND BOARD CHAIR OF NATIONAL SPORTS
AUTHORITY

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reinstated, with immediate effect, the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide, and the Chairperson of the Board of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyeman, following the completion of investigations into the
“Australia Visa Scandal” by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.

The report of the enquiry into the allegations, which was submitted to the President on Friday, 6th July, 2018, contained no adverse findings against them.

Eugene Arhin
Director of Communications

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