36, 900 Pounds Sterling Blown On Event Tickets At Glasgow

An amount of 36, 900 Pound Sterling, has been blown on event tickets by Team Ghana, at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. However these tickets, purchased by the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) seemed to have been under-utilised taking into consideration the low number of fans and delegates at the venues – a possible case of financial loss to the state. Documents stumbled upon by the GNA Sports, indicates that, the amount covered 1,065 event tickets meant for fans from Ghana and in the United Kingdom, as well as delegates. However, visits to some of the venues by the GNA Sports, saw only few Ghanaians cheering, most whom were members of the Ghana’s official delegation. A visit to the Clyde Auditorium, where two Ghanaian weightlifters competed saw a handful of Ghanaians most of whom officials from the technical, medical and management team as fans. However documents available to the GNA Sports shows that a total of 123 tickets were purchased by the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) for Ghanaians for the Weightlifting event. According to the information, 99 Type A, 24 Type B, 64 Category One and 59 Category 2, tickets, at a total cost of 2,540 Pounds Sterling were purchased for the Weightlifting competition, but less than 20 Ghanaians were at the venue to support Nii Dodoo and Christian Amoah in the Men77Kg category of Weightlifting. At the Scottish Exhibition Conference Center Hall 4A, where Ghanaian boxers have been competition, only a handful of Ghanaians were there to support Ghanaian boxers, out of the total 233 tickets purchased at the cost of 6,235 Pounds Sterling.