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Visa Scandal: Akufo-Addo Reinstates Suspended NSA Board Chair

President Akufo-Addo has reinstated with immediate effect the suspended board chair of the National Sports Authority Kwadwo Baah Agyeman.

Mr. Agyeman and the deputy youth and sports minister Pius Enam Hadzide were suspended over the Australia Visa Scandal which was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

A statement from the presidency signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin said the two; Mr Hadzide and Baah Agyeman have been reinstated and can resume work.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reinstated, with immediate effect, the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide, and the Chairperson of the Board of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyeman, following the completion of investigations into the “Australia Visa Scandal” by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.”

The statement further indicated that “report of the enquiry into the allegations, which was submitted to the President on Friday, 6th July, 2018, contained no adverse findings against them.”


Scores of Ghanaians were deported from Australia after they were deemed to be non-genuine travelers posing as journalists for the Commonwealth Games.

According to Australian authorities, although all the affected persons had the necessary accreditation, they were not convinced the reported persons were real journalists.

Following this, the government referred the case to the National Security for investigations following which the suspensions were made.