Basketballghana.com can confirm potential beneficiaries of the COVID 19 Relief package would have to successfully go through a vetting process.

This was confirmed by Public Relations Officer of Ghana’s National Sports Authority (NSA), Charles Amofah in an interview with Asaase Radio recently following the official announcement of the package.

The package was put together by the NSA and Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to reduce the financial impact of the corona virus pandemic on athletes in the West African country.

Athletes from a host of sports disciplines including basketball stand to benefit from the relief package; successful athletes will earn 500 Ghana Cedis per month for six months.

The MoU was signed on Thursday, July 9 at the YEA Headquarters in Accra.

“We have gotten the list of athletes that were submitted by the various sports federations to the NSA…and are still in the process of vetting the lists of federations” Amofah said and added “We’ll approve them once we ascertain the eligibility of these athletes. We do not want these monies to go into the wrong hands”.

Team Ghana at last year’s Africa Beach Games

Ghana’s leading Hoops portal understands the total sum is three million Ghana Cedis.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter

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