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Ghana Athletics Team captain - John Ampomah

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However, Mr. President, today you reinstated two individuals who were believed to have taken part in the scandal without mentioning to Ghanaians and fans of our sports who the actual culprits were.
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Dear Mr. President,

In April of this year, Ghana's beautiful image was tainted by some egocentric individuals during the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The news quickly spread all over the world, casting a dark cloud not only on our athletes, but also on Ghanaians who were seeking to travel to the games. As an athlete, I know that this scandal distracted and psychologically affected the performance of my teammates. On top of the scandal, some officials were believed to have absconded from the games’ village and they have not been found yet.

Related: Suspended Deputy Sports Minister cleared of any wrongdoing – President

Mr. President, we were greatly pleased when you called for an investigation into the matters as you further suspended individuals believed to have contributed to the misdeed. Such an action confirmed your interest in the fight against corruption as you promised.

However, Mr. President, today you reinstated two individuals who were believed to have taken part in the scandal without mentioning to Ghanaians and fans of our sports who the actual culprits were. Mr. President I believe you will agree with me that our country is highly divisive and it is reinforced by the current political atmosphere. I also believe you will agree with the fact that sports are the main form of entertainment that binds together the people of Ghana regardless of tribe, religion, or political affiliation.

We hope the Anas exposé will not overshadow what happened in Australia and that you will treat all matters that tarnishes the image of our beloved country equally.

To the President of the Republic,

Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo.

Sincerely,
John Ampomah
Captain, Ghana Athletics.

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