Ayariga Sacked Minister Blames Media For His Exit

Mahama Ayariga is blaming the media for causing his early exit at the sports ministry.

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Reshuffled Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga has blamed Journalists in Ghana for causing his sack from the Sports Ministry.

The ex-sports Minister, who led the Ghana contingent to the 2015 Afican Cup of Nations tournament in Equatorial Guinea believes he would still have been at the ministry if Ghanaian journalists had not blacklisted him after he clashed with a number of them demanding accountability.

“Part of the problem is the media…because journalists have accused me of spending too much time on sports and I have in turn asked them to review their own coverage on sports…,” he lamented on TV3 on Saturday.

The Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP) was part of the Ministers reshuffled over the weekend by the President.

He now heads to the Environment, Science and Innovation Ministry as the substantive Minister with Maj (Rtd) Dr. Mustapha Ahmed appointed in his stead.

Ayariga’s problems with the Ghanaian Media began after he accused them of asking ‘useless questions’ after they demanded the budget for the 2015 AFCON.

Mahama Ayariga further accepted that he concentrated too much on the senior national team, Black Stars at the expense of the other teams.

He defends his action however, explaining that the country "feels excited anytime the senior national team wins."

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