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Deputy Sports Minister discloses why Kwesi Appiah’s salary arrears haven’t been paid

For sometimes now, some government appointees, ministers, Members of Parliament,  District Chief Executives some of whom are described as article 70 officeholders during former President Jerry John Rawlings and former president John Aggyekum Kufour are demanding for their salary arrears.

In the midst of the agitation and struggle for payment of salary arrears, the former coach of the Ghana National Senior Team (Ghana Black Stars) James Kwesi Appiah has also join the former MPs among others demanding for his salary arrears.



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According to James Kwesi Appiah, the Ghana Football Association and the Ministry of Youth and Sports owed him five (5) months salaries which totally about $180,000. He noted that, all his struggles and cries to have his monies paid yielded no results.

In responding to query from Elton Brobbery of Joy News, the Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto, has categorically disclosed the main reasons for which James Kwesi Appiah was not paid his salary arrears.


According to honorable Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto, there were some issued that have not been resolved between James Kwesi Appiah and the Ghana Football Association before his contract was terminated, as a result the arrears were not paid.

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The Deputy Sports Minister however assure that, payment of all salary arrears due the former Black Stars coach will be paid when matters between him and the Ghana Football Association has been resolved.

In conclusion, he said, the Sports Ministry is in discussion with James Kwesi Appiah and at the right time, his monies will be paid when issues are resolved.


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