The government of Ghana has moved to quash the five member committee set by the Ghana Football Association as plans are underway to dissolve the GFA.
The Executive Committee of the GFA in a smart move to calm down the tension in the air, released an official statement on Sunday, June 10 saying that a five-member team composed of Messrs Kweku Eyiah (Leader), Benjamin Nab Eyison, Kurt Okraku (Spokesperson), Isaac Addo and Samuel Opoku Nti has been tasked to meet Government for a resolution of the current impasse as well as draw up a program for lasting reforms.
The Committee also asked government to allow the Ethics Committee of the GFA sit on the controversial outcome of the Ghana Football Expose.
“The conduct of the said Officials has been referred to the GFA Ethics Committee chaired by COP Kofi Boakye to go through the Judicial Process. The GFA shall not interfere in the works of the Ethics Committee and shall embrace any decision that the Ethics Committee may come out with.” The statement emphasised.
But all these moves have not been accepted by Government and that the dissolution process will continue as planned.
On Thursday, June 7, the government, in a statement, indicated that it had initiated processes to dissolve the football controlling body in the aftermath of public outrage at an exposé by the ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which revealed corrupt massive act among high ranking officials of the FA and referees.
Deputy Attorney General Confirms Dissolution
In an interview with Joy FM on Saturday, the Deputy Attorney General, Mr Joseph Dinkiok Kpemka revealed that government was determined to clean up the rot at the FA and would, therefore, trigger the necessary legal processes this week that could ensure the FA, currently without clear leadership, was dissolved to assuage the anger of Ghanaians.
He indicated that the government would trigger both the Company’s act and the Official Liquidations Act, as part of the legal regime necessary to ensure the dissolution of the GFA, a limited liability company.
“What is going on is part of the legal processes to dissolve the GFA. The police have gone to cordon off the place and say it’s a crime scene. They [police] have gone through the legal processes to do what they are doing,” the Deputy Attorney General confirmed.