Kenpong (5th L) with other dignitaries at the launch
Ghana’s official travel agency for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 yesterday rolled out an exciting package for prospective fans for the soccer festival in Accra.
It was announced at the media launch that the cheapest package for fans will cost GH₵37,443.4 ($4,710).
The $4,710 package which comes with no feeding while in Qatar covers economy class flight tickets, accommodation of four persons in a room, Category Two tickets for Ghana group matches, COVID-19 testing, travel insurance, medicals, internal transport and a police report.
Meanwhile, the most expensive package dubbed Platinum Category A will set a spectator back GH₵84,350 ($10,610). It covers business class flight tickets, feeding, single occupancy accommodation in a five-star hotel, Category One tickets for Ghana group matches, COVID-19 testing, travel insurance, medicals, internal transport and a police report.
Deputy Director of State Protocol at the Office of the President, Philip Kofi Aning, advised Ghanaian soccer fans to be law-abiding in Qatar.
He pointed out that Qatar had a lot of restrictions which Ghanaian fans must respect in order to experience an incident-free tournament.
He said, “We pray that as we go to Qatar, we will go and comport ourselves as supporters and I know the playing body is already disciplined.
“Qatar has a lot of restrictions, so as we go there, we must go and comport ourselves and abide by their rules so that we don’t have anybody going in and going to stay for seven years before coming back home to Ghana,” he added.
The caution came against the backdrop that the World Cup hosts have a zero-tolerance policy against sexual relations outside marriage, narcotic drug-related offences and public consumption of alcohol, with offenders facing heavy fines, deportation, or lengthy custodial sentences.
Aning, who doubles as a member of the Kenpong Travel & Tours World Cup Packages Committee, also warned against the practice of some fans using frivolous reasons to apply for asylum during major tournaments.
He said when Ghana first qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 2006, some fans used frivolous reasons to ask for asylum.
“This time around, let us be good and proper law-abiding citizens of Ghana. There is no problem in Ghana, so I don’t see why you will go there and say you want to seek asylum in Qatar,” he said.
Other members of the committee are the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenpong Group of Companies, Kennedy Agyepong; Karl Tufuouh, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang and the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah.
From The Sports Desk