All African Games Gold Medalist Laments Over Unpaid Bonuses: "Gov't Hasn't Paid My GH¢94.2K"

All African Games Gold Medalist Laments Over Unpaid Bonuses: "Gov't Hasn't Paid My GH¢94.2K"

  • An athlete who represented Ghana in the 13th All African Games has been speaking about her unpaid bonuses
  • She disclosed in an interview that efforts to retrieve her money have so far proven futile since the Ministry has refused to answer her calls
  • Winnifred Ntumi, thus, entreated the Ministry to expedite processes in paying her allowance to her

A Ghanaian athlete, who participated in the 13th All African Games competition, has lamented over their unpaid bonuses.

Winnifred Ntumi, a gold medalist in the competition, disclosed in an interview that the athletes have not been paid their due bonuses since the completion of the competition.

All African Games gold medalist laments over unpaid bonuses: "Gov't hasn't paid my GH¢94.2K"
Winnifred flaunts her medals during an interview Photo credit: @Happy FM
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Speaking during the interview with Happy FM, she called out the Sports Ministry and asked the Ministry led by Mustapha Ussif to ensure that their allowances are released to them soon.

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She stressed that nothing of this sort had ever happened in the previous editions of the competition hosted in other countries.

"I've not received the money yet. We (all the disciplines) have not heard from them up till now. Sometimes, when I call, they don't even pick up. It is with the Sports Minister (Mustapha Ussif) and we've not heard from him," he said.
"It is very heartbreaking because this is the first time I've experienced this. In Rabat (Morocco), I got the money immediately after I finished the competition. This is my home country. I competed on the 10th of March, and today is 18th of April. We don't even need reasons, but let's hear from you," she added.

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All African Games: Ghana takes 6th spot on medal table, Egypt dominates with 156 medals

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During the 13th All African Games, reported on the positions as well as the number of medals countries in the competition had won.

In one of the reports, indicated that Ghana was making steady progress, moving from its previous position to take the 6th spot.

As of March 18, Ghana has secured a total of 46 medals, comprising 9 gold, 22 silver and 15 bronze medals

Egypt was then leading the table with 156 medals while Madagascar is the last on the table with 13 medals.


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