The National Sports Authority (NSA) has cleared 886 athletes who have qualified as beneficiaries of the Youth Employment Authority (YEA) monthly allowance package.
Each qualified athlete would receive a monthly stipend of GH¢500 starting July 2020 for the next six months.
On Friday, August 7, the committee set up by management of the NSA to vet prospective sportsmen and women eligible to benefit from the sports allowance, submitted its report to Prof. Peter Twumasi, the director-general of the NSA
The director-general has subsequently submitted the list to the YEA to process for payment of monthly allowances soon.
The package is meant for 1,000 athletes from all sporting disciplines but so far, only 886 are qualified to be on the scheme.
According to the NSA, 1,551 athletes applied for the allowance and went through the vetting process conducted by the NSA with 886 given the green light.
A supplementary list of the remaining 114 slots would be submitted later after prospective athletes who have pending documentation issues have been cleared by the vetting committee.
According to the NSA, some of the applicants failed to attend the interview despite provisions made at all regional offices of the NSA across the country to interview prospective applicants.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has applauded the NSA on the vetting of YEA beneficiaries. According to the general secretary of the GFA, Prosper Harrison Addo, the FA is delighted with the work the NSA has done.
“We will continue our excellent working relationship with national sports authority team to quickly get our women’s clubs to resolve all outstanding issues on the remaining 57 female players to complete the vetting process successfully”
“Once again, the GFA wishes to express its gratitude to the government of Ghana, the ministry of youth and sports, the youth employment agency (YEA), the National Sports Authority and the leadership of all the institutions for coming to the aid of our dear female footballers”, the GFA secretary concluded.”