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Ghanaian official cited for wrongdoing over 2011 All African Games contracts

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The Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Authority, (NSA) Worlanyo Agra has been fingered for malpractices by the Committee set up to investigate Ghana’s participation in the 2011 All African Games in Maputo Mozambique.

The report obtained by GNA Sports has cited the Chief Executive as single-handedly awarding several contracts without recourse to due process nor diligence.

The former General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, according to a copy of the report with GNA Sports, exclusively awarded Royal Derby Tours a contract worth $620,000, to lift over 200 athletes and officials to Maputo for the All Africa Games.

The seven-page report said Mr Agra also solely awarded Kwashie Tailors a contract worth GH¢66,000.00 cedis to sew suits for 205 athletes and officials.

The Report, which according to the information has since been submitted to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, also indicated that ‘furthermore, he awarded Trafix Catering Service a contract to feed an undisclosed number of athletes and officials for an undisclosed number of days at an undisclosed unit price.

‘In the end, the contractor presented an invoice for GH¢92,265.88 cedis which was paid instantly without anybody in authority asking any questions.

In a revelation that would shock the sporting world, the Report said ‘again, Romku Ventures was contracted to provide hostel accommodation for camping at the cost of GH¢62,850.00 cedis, which exceeded the number of athletes and officials specified in the contract letter.’

According to the Report, power ‘was so highly centralized in the hands of a few individuals in the NSC leadership that it was virtually impossible to check the abuses of the procurement rules.’

The Report which has made stinking exposure about the activities and nature of work that went into Ghana’s preparation for the quadrennial meeting said ‘the Committee finds that there was no contract specification, as well as contract documents for any of the contracts awarded by the National Sports Council.

‘Some of the documents presented to the Committee were either after-thoughts or outright fabrications. This means that there was no standard or quality of service, not even minimum requirements like unit price, etc.

‘The Committee believes the absence of any contract specification only partly explains the sub-standard nature and poor quality service delivered by almost all the contractors’.

Mr Agra is said to have in almost all the contractual and financial transactions, made decisions and expected his subordinates to carry out his instructions without putting these instructions in writing in the form of memos, as is the standard practice in the public service.

‘The Committee finds that the entire organizational structure of the National Sports Council was undermined in the way its administrative processes were executed and its administrative rules flouted.’

Source: GNA

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