The Chef de Mission of Team Ghana at the Commonwealth Games, Mohammed Shanoon has revealed he was not aware of some entries that were made by Christine Ashley and Hussein Addy who were in charge of data entry of athletes and officials who were going to represent Team Ghana at the Commonwealth Games.
Two National Sports Authority (NSA) officials, Christine Ashley and Hussien Addy who were responsible for data entry of officials and athletes of Team Ghana to the Games have been suspended and sent back home for investigations to be carried out by the Ghana Olympic Committee.
Mohammed Shanoon says the suspension and repatriation of the two was important to ensure that the investigations back in Ghana goes smoothly.
“We have conducted some preliminary investigations and those people sent back were complicit in a sense that there are some issues of entries they made without authority thus to avoid any further confusion we thought that it is wise to suspend them pending further investigation into the matter, he told Accra based Kasapa FM.
“The GOC has nothing to do with media accreditation for any journalist because coming to Australia comes through a different system of accreditation.
“The suspension of Christine and Hussein has nothing to do with the detention and deportation of the so called journalists”.
He also indicated that investigations are on-going and any person found culpable will be dealt with.
“Any person found capable will be dealt with in accordance with the rules of the Ghana Olympic Committee.
“Some entries were made without my acknowledge and permission as Chef De Mission that is why the two have been suspended, he added.