The standoff between the ministry of sports and the national women’s team has finally come to an end, at least temporarily.
This was after President John Dramani Mahama ordered the payment of $5,000 to each member of the team to settle arrears spanning over three years.
Having won gold at the 2015 All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, the Black Queens had refused to depart their base at the M-Plaza Hotel as a protest for the remainder of their bonuses.
After cutting food supply, the management of the hotel tried to force the team out of the facility on Saturday.
“The point is that I owe you money and then you are in the hotel also accumulating more debt,” sports minister Dr. Mustapha Ahmed explained to Joy FM.
“You are compounding my problems so the action taken was an appeal for the players to go home while we work on their outstanding issues.”
Sports5050 understands that President Mahama has personally given the team an assurance of having the arrears worth $23,000 fully settled upon his return from the United States where he is currently attending a UN Summit.