MzVee slams Sports Ministry for abrupt Black Stars bonus cutsNews August 11, 2015, 22 Comments
Dancehall artiste, Vera Hamenoo- Kpeda better known on stage as MzVee, has condemned the way in which the Sports Ministry communicated their decision to slash down Black Stars winning bonuses.
According to her, apart from the fact the decision was made without prior notice to the players, telling them to take the new amount or quit the team is quite insulting.
“I don’t think they saying take it or leave it is nice. It’s quite harsh. [The players] have placed Ghana on the map to a point and you can’t just abruptly tell them something like that.
It has to be a gradual thing. You can’t just get up one day and tell them that this is what is going to happen”, she said.
MzVee was speaking on Asempa FM’s Saturday sports show, Ladies’ Time.
Last week, it emerged that the Sports Ministry was planning a 50% downward adjustment of the Stars’ winning bonuses to $5,000. Widespread media reports say the ministry will ask not comfortable with new bonus scheme to quit the team.
“People are moving from the Black Stars and playing for other teams and they are making so much money so if you are making them feel this way on their own home turf, it’s very insulting.”
“People are going to start running away and we don’t want that so [the authorities] should try and be reasonable,” she concluded.
An official announcement of the widely-reported bonus cuts is expected soon.
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