Prez suspends Dep.Sports Minister, Ag.NSA DG. over visa scandal

The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide as well as the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority Robert Sarfo Mensah have been suspended from office, by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The suspension which takes immediate effect is in reaction to the visa scandal which has rocked the country in the wake of the Commonwealth games currently underway in Australia.

A statement from the presidency Thursday, and signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin says the decision was taken after preliminary investigations into how some 60 persons were arrested for attempting to enter Australia under false pretences in the ongoing 21st Commonwealth games.

The statement further states that Board Chair of the NSA, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang and the Chef-de maison for the Commonwealth, Mr Mohammed Sahnoon have also been recalled from the games village to assist in investigations.