Ghana Politics News-A lead contestant in the upcoming NDC Presidential Primaries, Professor Joshua Alabi says all Ghanaian footballers from Division one to the Premier level would be paid monthly by government if he was the president. Funding would be provided through the taxing of Ghanaian professional footballers abroad.
Speaking on Asankrangwa based Royal FM during his campaign tour to the Western Region, the academician and politician posited that his government would sign an agreement with beneficiary players on government payroll that would ensure that five percent of their monthly stipends abroad are deducted to refund other football talents in the country. Part of the deducted amount, he added, would be used to fund football infrastructure and the maintenance of professional football coaches and administrators.
Professor Alabi attributed government’s inability to provide employment through football and sports in general, to “Financial Indiscipline”, and says his government would implement proactive measures that would ensure fiscal discipline in government expenditure on sports in order to reap better dividends. “Ghanaians love football and I would improve the game by training and exporting more football and basketball players to raise national revenue for sports development and generate more employment.
Professor Joshua Alabi is convinced about his capabilities as a president and appeals to delegates in the NDC to make him their presidential candidate in the 2020 general elections by choosing him over his competitors.
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