Following the revelations of corruption and underhand dealings by front line players in the Ghana Football Association (GFA), government’s decision to dissolve the Association has received a hit back by some legislators.
Chairman of Subsidiary Legislation Committee and the Honourable Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mr. Mahama Ayariga has stated that government’s intervention to dissolve GFA is beyond its powers granted by the Constitution.
He noted that there is no constitutional provision vesting government with those powers and there is no Act of Parliament vesting government with those powers.
He further explained that “The decision to dissolve the GFA would have been lawful if the government had sought parliamentary approval. Government would rather have to convince members of the Association to take those actions against their individual members pursuant to their regulations”.
In a press statement issued by the Information Ministry on Thursday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is taking steps to dissolved GFA after a private investigative company, Tiger Eye PI released an exposé that revealed key football officials including the FA President in a bribery scandal.
Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah confirmed the dissolution and said all officials of GFA can no longer be recognised as officers of the FA. He further said “When we say the FA is dissolved it means all functions, all activities are all dissolved”
Many Ghanaians hailed the President for dissolving the FA after the premiering of the documentary at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Sports Committee in Parliament, Mr. Isaac Agyekum, says the decision to dissolve the GFA is best for the country.