A budget of almost $1.28 million has been allocated to Ghana's participation at the 2019 African Games ©GOC

A budget of almost $1.28 million (£1.05 million/€1,15 million) has been allocated to Ghana's participation at the 2019 African Games, through the Government's Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) and the National Sports Authority (NSA).

The funding is expected to cover all expenses for the Ghanaian team and officials at the 12th African Games, which begin tomorrow in Rabat in Morocco.

Kwame Asiamah from the MoYS approved the budget and NSA director general and International Games and Competitions Committee (IGCC) chairman Peter Twumasi said it was important for the figure to be made public.

"The IGCC team has done a great job since it was inaugurated to oversee to all issues relating to the upcoming African Games in Morocco," Twumasi told the Ghana News Agency.

"We presented a budget to Government through the Youth and Sports Ministry and we have gotten approval, so it is important we made it available to Ghanaians."

Twumasi said the budgeted funds would include bonuses for all the athletes, coaches and officials.

He said individual athletes winning gold, silver and bronze would be awarded $3,000 (£2,500/€2,700) $2,000 (£1,600/€1,800) and $1,000 (£800/€900) respectively.

For team events, each member will be rewarded with $2,000, $1,500 (£1,200/€1,350) and $1,000 respectively for winning gold, silver or bronze.

Ghana will send a contingent of 139 people, made up of 91 athletes, 29 coaches and 19 management members, to Rabat.

In October 2018 Ghana was announced as the hosts of the 2023 African Games.

The 2019 African Games will run through until August 31.