Acting Public Relations Officer of National Sports Authority (NSA) Charles Amofah has revealed that his outfit has submitted the list of 886 athletes who have cleared by the NSA to receive the monthly allowance of GHC 500 for the next six months.
The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) last month revealed announced that they will spend GH3, 000,000 on a module to financially support 1000 athletes for the next six months.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the YEA, Justin Kodua, each athlete would receive a monthly stimulus package of GH500 for the six months.
Mr Kodua, who was speaking at the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing in Accra, noted that the package would support abled and disabled athletes who have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
And Charles Amofah has stated after a successfully vetting of athletes all that is now left is for the YEA to effect payment to the beneficiaries.
“We are done with the vetting and we have submitted the list to the YEA for them to able to effect the payment to the beneficiaries.”
“So far we’ve been able to clear about 886 athletes for this stimulus package and it includes both the able and disabled athletes.”
Meanwhile, The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have expressed its appreciation to the National Sports Authority (NSA) for the successful vetting of prospective beneficiaries of the YEA sports allowance.
According to a statement released by the NSA on August 7, the Director General of the NSA has forwarded the report he received from the committee tasked to vet the prospective beneficiaries of the sports allowances to the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
The YEA is expected to begin processing of the monthly payment of the allowances to be paid to the vetted beneficiaries.