Revealed: Ministry of Sports never signed contracts with travel and tour agents for 2014 World Cup

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Travel Matters, Ivan Cudjoe has exposed the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) by insisting to the Commission of Inquiry that they never signed any contract or formed any consortium with the Sports Ministry to airlift Ghanaian supporters to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.If anything, it was only by word of mouth, Cudjoe told the Presidential Commission investigating Ghana’a embarrassing outing at the 2014 World Cup.Former Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah and Project Coordinator for the 2014 World Cup, Fred Darko had earlier told the World Cup Commission they the agents had signed a contract to form a consortium to undertake the task of flying the fans to Brazil.Travel Matters were said to have led the consortium but Cudjoe shockingly revealed everything was said to have been done verbally. According to him, he planned to carry only clients to Brazil but was approached by the other two appointed travel agencies Kenpong and African Origin to absorb their quota of fans.This was what led to the formation of the consortium according to Afriyie Ankrah and Fred Darko. But  Ivan Cudjoe in a sharp rebuttal said no consortium was formed and all dealings were done verbally at every point in time during the preparations towards the 2014 World Cup.“There was no consortium formed,” he told the Commission on Monday. None whatsoever in all our deliberations because everything was done verbally“We met with the Chief of Staff – with the other travel and tour operators- and he asked us to go and do a good job without signing any official document.”This revelation was to the surprise of Justice Senyo Dzamefe who then screamed Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!! before the audience.last_img