The Ghana league clubs Association (GHALCA) has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for youth and Sports, Honourable Isaac Kwame Asiamah.
Members of the executive committee of GHALCA led by its chairman Kudjo Fianoo seized the opportunity on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 to table several proposals before the minister who received the GHALCA delegation in the presence of his deputy Pius Enam Hadzide.
GHALCA requested from the Hon Minister to liaise with the Hon Min of Finance for the VAT reduction of 17.5% to a flat rate of 3% as being enjoyed by some sectors of the economy.
GHALCA implored the minister to work feverishly to get task incentives for entities that have the desire to invest in football in terms of sponsorship,since sponsorship for football clubs are far and few in this country,culminating in poor performances of Ghanaian clubs in continental competitions.
The Hon Minister was also requested to pursue the initiative taken by the former Minister, Hon Nii Lantey Vanderpuye to get STC and MMT buses to pick clubs at concessionary rates for away matches.
Honourable Asiamah was also charged by GHALCA to use his good offices to ensure the refurbishment of the various stadia in the regional capitals especially Wa,Sunyani,Ho,Bolga so that clubs in the regions could take advantage in meeting the club licencing standards.
The discussions also included the annual ritual of President”s cup which is scheduled for the 1st of July (Ghana”s republic day) every year.
The minister of sports who was impressed with GHALCA’s proposal assured GHALCA of Government’s support for the presidents cup and encouraged the executives to put in an official proposal to his office ,to allow him to have a further and better discussion on the the groundbreaking proposals.
Also present at the meeting were the Chief Director, and the Chief Accountant of the MOYS, the outgoing and incoming Director of the National Sports Authority.