May 9 Disaster: We’ve not received a penny after seed money-Fund
The board of trustees of the Stadium Disaster Fund has disclosed that aside from the seed received by the fund, it has not been given a penny several years after it was established.
Secretary to the Fund, C. C Annan in an exclusive interview with Isaac Worlanyoi Wallace that although the fund was established to cater for children of victims to the senior high level, they have done their best to ensure the children go to the tertiary level.
“Tertiary education was not part of the mandate but the board realizing the potentials of some of the children decided to sponsor them to the tertiary level,” he explained.
He told the host that the children were 148 out of which the majority of them are in SHS.
He said: ”currently they left with 21 who are yet to comp[elet school with 15 in the university and 5 in SHS and another one at the NVTI pursuing vocational education.
He was hopeful the 5 in SHS would perform well so they can also go to the university.
He refuted claims that the fund has refused to cater for the children of the victims of the disaster.
“The board will continue to make strenuous efforts to ensure that as many of the children receive tertiary education”, Mr. Annan stressed.
The May 9 incident occurred during a match between arch-rivals, Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak when supporters failed to accept the results of the game leading to violence.
The fund was established with seed money of 40 million Ghana cedis to help educate children of football fans, who died as a result of the violence.