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Commonwealth Visa Scandal: Pius Enam Hadzide reinstated as Deputy Sports Minister

Member of Parliament for Ketu North, Pius Enam Hadzide will return to office as the deputy sports minister after he was cleared from any wrongdoing following his role in the Commonwealth Visa racketeering scandal which rocked the country.

Over 60 Ghanaians who posed as journalists were flagged and subsequently deported from Australia after they were unable to produce concrete evidence to back their claim.

Pius Hadzide was asked to step aside for the role he played as head of the International Games Commission, a sub body set aside to coordinate all Ghana’s activities during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The case was referred to the National Security for investigations and subsequently led to the suspension of Deputy Sports Minister Pius Hadzide, NSA Director-General Robert Sarfo-Mensah and NSA Board Chairman Kwadwo Baah-Agyemang.

The President, at the NPP’s 2018 National Delegates Conference announced that Hadzide is without blemish and will resume work on July 9 2018.

“I will lift his suspension on Monday and return him to the office.

“I intend to maintain this approach during my entire tenure,” he stated.

The full report on the Visa Scandal itself was not mentioned by the President.

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