2023 African Games: Drivers chase govt for outstanding fees

Drivers who worked during the African Games in Ghana are calling on the government to pay them their outstanding fees.

The games, which took place for the first time in Ghana, saw over 50 nations participate, with over 400 drivers employed to transport athletes and media personnel to various venues.

However, two months after the games ended, the drivers are yet to receive their payment.

Kelvin Newman, one of the drivers, told Original FM in an interview that all efforts to retrieve their money have been futile.

“I have been to the parliament house on several occasions, but with no positive results. We worked for the money, and they need to pay us,” he said.

The drivers are threatening to take further action if they do not receive their payment soon.

This development has raised concerns about the treatment of workers and the organization of major events in Ghana.

The government has not yet commented on the matter.

The 13th edition of the African Games was held in Accra, Ghana, from August 4 to 19, 2023

This edition of the African Games featured athletes from 54 countries competing in 22 sports disciplines, and seven sports codes were qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

By: Angela Mensah | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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