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“We don’t care about sports budget cut”- GBA

Friday 20th November , 2015 11:05 am
Peter Zweenes
Peter Zweenes

President of the Ghana Boxing Authority, Peter Zweenes, has told Citi Sports that the entity is very indifferent at the cut in the sporting component of the 2016 budget.

The budget, which was read by the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, last Friday revealed that the allocation for sports had been cut from GHS 36 million in 2015 to GHS 22 million.

The reduction is expected to hamper the activities of several sporting federations in the country in the 2016 year.

However, the GBA has stated that it does not really care about latest development with the budget.

“The budget cut did not make any difference to  me because when it was not slashed, we (GBA) were not getting anything.

Whether it was cut or not, it does not matter to me. If we were not enjoying a portion when it was GHS 36 million, what will we enjoy now that it is GHS 22 million?”

Zweenes went ahead to give a rating of the 2015 boxing year and said it was not the best.

“I must say that we have not fared well. We did not have the number of quality promotions we reckoned we should have had. We did not have many big fights and as many boxing titles.”

 

 

By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana

 

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