Accra, Sept 2, GNA – Ivan Cudjoe, Chief Executive of Travel Matter, has revealed that, there was no contract between his outfit and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) over the role his outfit played during the 2014 Federation of International Football Federation (FIFA) World Cup in Brasil.
Travel Matters was the agency that airlifted 612 supporters, sponsored by the government to support the Black Stars at the competition.
Cudjoe, revealed this when he appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the participation of the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup.
According to Cudjoe, he did not sign any contract with the ministry to airlift supporters to Brasil as well as their internal flight arrangements.
“All arrangements from Accra to Brasil and within Brasil were done verbally, though I was given a letter informing me about the decision to award me the contract.”
When asked whether, the supporters were insured before the trip, Cudjoe said, he had no idea.
“My Lord it was not my duty to insure them, it was the responsibility of the Ministry to insure them.” he stated.
Justice Senyo Dzamefe, Chairman of the Commission was upset by the revelation saying “so there was no contract covering the job you did for MOYS?”.
He said it was wrong for the ministry to go into arrangements with organisations without contract adding that, people can decided to do whatever they like in situations like that.
According to the Chairman, contracts were meant to hold people accountable to deliver hence the need for the ministry to ensure that in all its dealings.