The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Eniman Hadzide, and the acting Director General of the National Sports Authority, Mr Robert Sarfo Mensah.
The suspension follows preliminary investigations conducted into the circumstances that led to the arrest of some 60 supposed Ghanaian journalists who allegedly attempted to enter Australia by false pretences, a statement issued today indicated.
Ghana was embarrassed when some people, who were said to be journalists from Ghana, got to Australia for the on-going 21st Commonwealth Games to cover the games.
However, upon interrogations by the security personnel in Australia, it came to light that the said people were not journalists, as most of them did not even know the use of a voice recorder.
This led to their deportation to Ghana. Some revelations followed that these people paid huge sums of money before they were processed for the trip.
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By Maxwell Ofori/ghanaianchronicle.com.gh