Divert Funds Stop sponsoring Black Stars-Majority Leader to GNPC

Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu wants government to divert the sponsorship monies the Ghana National Petroleum Company pays to finance the Black Stars into other profitable ventures

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Majority Leader in Ghana's Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has advised government to withdraw fat funds pumped into the activities of the Black Stars.

The state-run oil exploration firm, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) signed a whooping three million dollar per annum deal with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to sponsor the Black Stars in 2013. The deal is subject to yearly renewal for a period between 3 to 5 year.

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The Black Stars have since that time enjoyed from huge sums paid to them by the GNPC, but Kyei Mensah Bonsu thinks the monies  should be channelled into other profitable areas.

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“On our oil money, many people will agree GNPC’s allocation is not sustainable. We are therefore going to divert some of their allocations to other very productive ventures in the country.

“GNPC cannot just be using government funds to sponsor supporters of the Black Stars, fat salaries for coaches et al and I think this is not the way to go”, he told pressmen,

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