The Minister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah has stated on the floor of Parliament that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in its current state, saddled with corruption allegations, is not fit for purpose hence the decision by government to dissolve it.
According to him all structures of Ghana football in general has been put on hold in and outside the country.
He said the Ana’s exposé has provided a fertile ground for measures to be instituted to clean Ghana football of every mess.
Several high-ranking members of the GFA, including its President, who resigned in the wake of the allegations, Kwesi Nyantakyi, have been implicated in acts of corruption according to the expose.
Mr Asiamah, who is also the honourable Member of Parliament for Atwima Mponua, has urged all citizens to be rest assured as government takes steps to rebuild Ghana football into a formidable football administration body.
The honourable Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, Mr. Kobina Tahir Hammond also in his submission indicated that Ghana’s reputation has been brought into disrepute by the alleged bribery scandal that has hit the GFA. Adding his voice to the issue raised on the floor, Mr Hammond said the matter has brought disgrace to the nation hence all persons associated with the said scandal must step aside for the truth to be established.
The MP who spoke angrily said those involved must not be treated with kid gloves since the name of the President and his Vice have been mentioned by the offenders.
The Adansi Asokwa MP urged Parliament to act, as a matter of urgency, in accordance with provisions of the 1992 Constitution.
Government in a statement signed by the Minister for Information, Dr. Mustapha Hamid said it was taking steps for the dissolution of the GFA following the damming exposé by undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“Government will see to it that the necessary reforms are urgently undertaken to sanitise football administration in the country,” the statement added.