The Sports Minister Honourable Mustapha Usif inaugurated a five-member fundraising committee yesterday tasked with raising funds for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Committee, chaired by deputy Sports minister Hon. Evans Opoku Bobbie will undertake a number of activities in order to raise the funds required to complement government support for Ghana’s participation at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

This year, Ghana will also compete in a number of tournaments. Among them are the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the Women’s Under-20 FIFA World Cup in Costa Rica, the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, and the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

Sports have contributed significantly to the country’s economy in a variety of ways over the years. As a result, bringing in corporate entities to support us will strategically position our sports as a major economic driver.

Hon. John Ampontuah Kumah (Dep. Minister of Finance), Hon. George Mireku Duker (Dep. Minister of Lands & Natural Resources), Hon. Andrew Egyapa Mercer (Dep. Minister of Energy), Mr. Akwasi Agyemamg (CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority & Rep of GFA), and the Ministry’s Chief Accountant, Mrs Irene Sakyi (Secretary to the Committee) are also members of the committee.

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